On Monday, North Carolina passed the most suppressive voting law in decades. The League of Women Voters of North Carolina (LWVNC) went straight to action, filing a federal lawsuit to challenge the voting restrictions as racially discriminatory.
The damage to the VRA can and must be fixed – Congress has the power to act swiftly to restore the effectiveness of the Voting Rights Act. Tell your members of Congress to work quickly to repair and restore the VRA.
The Obama Administration has promised to issue regulations controlling carbon pollution from new and existing power plants within the next two years. With support from grassroots activists like you, those regulations can become a reality.
This week, Congress got to work holding hearings in both chambers and beginning to discuss possible solutions and the path forward. Both branches of the legislature showed that the Voting Rights Act could continue to be an integral part in preventing voter discrimination.
“When you’re talking about changing the world, you don’t need permission and no one will tell you how to do it.” That was the message of the Make Progress national summit, hosted by Generation Progress and held just blocks from The White House.