Center for American Progress Action Fund is working with Texas state legislators to organize a letter to congressional leadership from legislators in every state in support of the For The People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. If you would like to show your support for voting rights, please fill out the form below. You can read the full text of the letter at the bottom of this page.
Please only sign if you are a current state legislator.
As state legislators, we are the day-to-day technicians in fifty unique laboratories of democracy. We do our part to make government work to the benefit of all, regardless of party. This was true during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, when almost every state did its patriotic duty to provide voters relief and remove barriers to voting. This expansion of safe, secure voting led to an election with historic turnout.
The scope of these state-level attacks is unparalleled. Close to 400 anti-voter bills have been introduced in legislatures across the nation, with many signed or on the way to becoming law in Texas, Florida, Georgia, and Arizona, and others. Make no mistake: these unpatriotic attacks on our elections will undermine confidence that elections in America can possibly represent the will of a checked and balanced majority. They present a deep threat to our democracy and will lead to material harm to communities that have long been under-represented.
In a functioning democracy that fairly represents the voices of all people, elected officials should work together to expand the right to vote and protect the sanctity of elections. Indeed, we have attempted again and again to work with our Republican colleagues to set policies that safely and securely expanded voting access—but they simply refuse to act in good faith. This is not how we hoped our legislative bodies would function, but this is the world as it is.
We are out of options. We need your help. We are asking that Congress pass common-sense national standards to strengthen our democracy with the For the People Act while protecting against future attacks on the right to vote with an updated Voting Rights Act, fittingly named after civil rights hero John Lewis.
The world is watching. American democracy is in the balance. When future generations judge whether we rose to this pivotal moment in history, we hope you will be counted alongside us in the fight to preserve this experiment in self-governance.