Miami Dems Call on Congress to Protect the Right to Vote

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Contact: Rachel Johnson

Press Release: Miami Dems Call on Congress to Protect the Right to Vote

In a startling setback for civil and voting rights in the U.S., conservative justices on the Supreme Court today struck down the core of the Voting Rights Act – a law that for decades has protected the vote for millions living in states with a history of voter suppression.

"We saw in 2012, as clearly as ever, Republicans attempting to silence voters in areas across the country," said Miami-Dade Dems chair Annette Taddeo-Goldstein. "Voters in South Florida understand all too well the need for lasting voter protections – to ensure that no person is ever denied his or her right to vote simply on the basis of skin color or country of origin."

The Miami-Dade Democrats stand with Democrats and civil rights groups nationwide in calling on Congress to move swiftly and decisively to reinstate a coverage provision and protect voters against the continuing threat of discrimination.
To attend a public meeting of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration this Friday, June 28 to discuss improving the election experience for all voters, please submit your full name, organization, email address, and phone number to Mark Nejbauer by 5 p.m. EST TODAYTuesday, June 25. The meeting will start at 9 a.m. in the Hurricane Room at the BankUnited Center, University of Miami, 1245 Dauer Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146. For more information please click here.

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