Today marks the 146th anniversary of the ratification of the 15th Amendment, which was intended to extend voting rights to all Americans. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 made significant steps to bring that aim closer to a reality, but obstacles still remain — with progress slowed by setbacks such as a 2013 Supreme Court decision that “effectively struck down the heart” of the law.
With Republican governors and state legislatures promoting undemocratic voter ID laws and other voter suppression measures, it’s more important than ever that Congress act to secure Americans fundamental right to vote…
…but don’t expect any of these Senators and Senate candidates to do anything about it:
Senator Kelly Ayotte voted to support a federal voter ID law that would have required voters to possess a a government-issued photo ID to participate in federal elections.
Senator Ron Johnson similarly supported barring participation in the democratic process to anyone without a government-issued photo […]