Action Alert

Voters Rights Toolkit

Take action to protect voting rights, and let your candidate know what’s on your mind.

Voters Rights Toolkit

Fifty years ago saw the historic passing of the Voting Rights Act. But today, this hard-fought right to vote is in peril.

The Voting Rights Act allows the federal government to enforce every citizen’s right to vote. But recent court rulings and laws have weakened the act, and in the last five years, 21 states have passed laws that make it more difficult to vote. These laws largely affect low-income, African-American and Hispanic voters. The Voting Rights Act, meant to end racial discrimination in the voting process, is slowly eroding.

We have put together a Voters Rights Toolkit to help you learn more and take action to restore the Voting Rights Act.

And since this is an election year, we want to make sure your voice gets heard. We are asking all United Methodist Women members to pose a question on an issue that matters most to them to their candidate. The questions you submit will be posted on our website, and you will be able to see which issues are most important to you and other United Methodist Women members in your state.

We urge you to take action now!

Download the Voters Rights Toolkits:

PDF opens in a new window Download the Voters Rights Toolkit

PPT opens in a new window Download the Protecting Voting Rights Power Point

Posted or updated: 11/4/2016 11:00:00 PM
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