Join the League of Women Voters of the District of Columbia at the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial for the vigil, as we work with several community organizations to Make Democracy Work.
On Tuesday, August 6th, Voting Rights advocates around the country will hold candle-lit vigils to shed light on the impact of the Shelby decision and demand that Congress restore the voting rights protections in the Voting Rights Act (VRA).
Since the VRA was gutted in 2013, 20 states have passed discriminatory voting laws including gerrymandering, voter ID laws, and voter purges that have put up barriers to voting and suppressed the voices of entire communities.
The goal is to raise awareness and support for HR4 - Voting Rights Advancement Act (currently there are 223 co-sponsors). A hearing is currently scheduled for the fall with hopeful passage late Oct/Nov.