Community organizations—including League of Women Voters of Champaign County, Bend the Arc: CU, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Champaign-Urbana Alumnae Chapter, and the NAACP Champaign County—are joining together to take action in support of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021.
This Act, to be introduced in Congress later this year, would restore the full protections of the original, bipartisan Voting Rights Act of 1965, gutted by the Supreme Court in 2013.
Two opportunities to take action are coming up soon! The May 3 event focuses on learning about the Act. The May 8 event is part of a national day of action. Details for both events are below.
Learn How to Contact Congress, May 3, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This event features information about the Act and shows how to take action by contacting your Members of Congress.
To register/RSVP, click here. The Zoom link for this event will be sent to everyone who registers before 6:00 pm on May 3. We look forward to seeing you!
Join in the National Day of Action May 8
Plans for a CU-wide Votercades as part of the May 8 nationwide John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act Day of Action are coming together!
The coalition of community groups is now finalizing routes for Votercades to bring our message to as many neighborhoods in CU as possible in an hour. All we’ll need are you and your car to make it a success.
Tentative May 8 Local Schedule:
Learn more about this national Day of Action at https://bit.ly/32qFi2V. To sign up to participate in our C-U Votercade, livestream our event, or donate needed supplies click here.
For more information and ways you can volunteer, contact Karen Fresco email@example.com or Ann Prisland firstname.lastname@example.org