Congress, the Supreme Court, and state legislatures are deciding on bills and laws impacting voting rights in June and July. More than 380 bills to restrict voting rights have been introduced in 47 states and 70 of those bills are moving quickly toward possible passage. The For the People Act (S1) would protect and strengthen the right to vote by answering many of these new state voting restrictions, but its passage depends on either eliminating or surmounting the filibuster. The Supreme Court is deciding a critical case related to the Voting Rights Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act will be introduced later this summer.
The right to vote is the cornerstone of our democracy and the foundation for racial equity in our nation. Learn what’s at stake, how we got here, and up to the minute news on the fight to defend voting rights. Join the Workers Circle for a discussion with Ari Berman, senior reporter at Mother Jones and author of the award-winning book Give us the Ballot.
We will be giving away 5 copies of Ari’s book via a raffle during the program. All registrants will be automatically entered. into a raffle to receive a free copy of Ari’s Book. You must be present to claim your book.
Co-sponsored by: Avodah, Blue Future, Carolina Jews for Justice, Coalition for the People's Agenda, Common Cause Texas, Declaration for American Democracy, DemCast USA, Equal Citizens, Face the Music Collective, Generation Progress, Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, League of Women Voters, Missouri Voter Protection Coalition, National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities, National Association of Social Workers, National Council of Jewish Women, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, Sierra Club.