Progressive Turnout Project Calls on Congress to Restore the Voting Rights Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 25, 2019
Contact: Priyal Amin; [email protected]

Progressive Turnout Project Calls on Congress to Restore the Voting Rights Act
Progressive Turnout Project Executive Director Alex Morgan released the following statement regarding the 6 year anniversary of the Shelby v. Holder decision:

“Six years ago, plaintiffs from Shelby County, Alabama argued against Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act and won. This decision brought about a resurgence in discriminatory practices that restrict the voting rights of minorities throughout the country.”
“In recent years, Progressive Turnout Project has seen and fought against the numerous ways in which voting rights are now threatened. Voter purges, voting ID laws, language barriers on ballots, workplace limits on time allowed to vote, and gerrymandering are all active methods of voter suppression that hit people of color and other minority voters the hardest.”
“As an organization dedicated to increasing and protecting voter participation, Progressive Turnout Project calls on Congress to restore the full power of the Voting Rights Act to ensure every voice is heard and every vote is protected.”
“It’s time for Congress to pass H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act, a key piece of legislation that will fully restore all protections included in the Voting Rights Act. With the 2020 election on the horizon, now is the time to buckle down and protect the voting rights of every American citizen.”

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Progressive Turnout Project is a grassroots-funded political action committee with a single mission: get Democrats to the polls. PTP designs, tests, and executes specialized voter-turnout programs targeting inconsistent Democratic voters in the most competitive districts across the country. Since its inception in 2015, the organization has raised more than $32 million with a supporter base of over 3 million and invested in voter-turnout programs in 130 House and Senate races.

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