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Received this e-mail today from Senator Chris Coons (D. DE) regarding the Voting Rights Act:
I wanted to reach out to you with an important update on our effort to restore the Voting Rights Act.
Republican Representative Jim Sensenbrenner, who has passionately supported the Voting Rights Act in the past, bucked his party this week and, while speaking at a meeting of the Republican National Committee, pledged to help us restore these critical protections by the end of the year. This is significant.

Momentum is building to end discriminatory voting practices like unnecessary voter ID laws and voter roll purges, but we need the House’s Republican leadership to join this effort.

Will you join me in immediately calling on the House Republican leadership to help us restore the Voting Rights Act? We can’t miss this moment.

Please, click here to join me in calling on House Republicans to help restore the Voting Rights Act. We have to do this together:

Our nation honored the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington yesterday, but it was not solely a commemoration: It was a continuation — a promise to continue marching forward.

Let’s continue standing for the rights of all voters.


You can click here to add your name to Coons' petition:

Originally posted to pdc on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 01:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party.

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