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The progress achieved in the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is under attack today. To save our

democracy, we need to pass the Freedom to Vote Act and the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.

The Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act would protect the right of every American to vote and have it count. These popular measures should take a simple majority, but an outdated procedure in the U.S. Senate called the filibuster is stopping us. It has been used to block popular legislation on workers’ rights, too.

The choice is clear: Sideline the filibuster, not the hopes, aspirations, and representation of

America’s people. Add your name to the petition and go to to take part in our campaign for voting rights.

For those of us in New York, please call Sen. Charles Schumer and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand to let them know we appreciate their leadership on passing laws like these that help people. Please pass along this information to Union brothers and sisters in other states to contact their Senators.

U.S. Capitol switchboard: (202)224-3121

Democracy under attack