American Jews Demand: Deliver for voting rights now

American Jews Demand: Deliver for voting rights now

"No celebration without legislation."
—Martin Luther King III, Arndrea Waters King, Yolanda Renee King

Amidst the most coordinated effort to disenfranchise voters since Jim Crow, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s family is calling for Americans to rise up and demand Congress deliver for voting rights.

Join with Jews and allies all across the country in answering their call to honor Dr. King’s legacy and protect the promise of democracy.

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To Senate Democrats:

As Jewish Americans, we are coming together to demand immediate action to protect the promise of democracy in this country. You have a crucial opportunity — and a moral imperative — to use all your power to overcome obstruction and deliver for democracy.

In the past year, 19 states have enacted laws to sabotage fair elections, disenfranchise voters, and overturn the will of the people.

We know deep down that a country where corrupt politicians and pundits invert truth, subvert elections, and incite violence is not a safe society for our diverse Jewish community. We can not be silent, nor will we despair; we rise in solidarity to build a country where all are safe and free.

We join with the family of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and millions of fellow Americans to demand Congress act urgently to protect fair and free elections by passing:

  • The Freedom to Vote Act, to reverse anti-voter laws passed this year,
  • The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, to restore the ability of the Justice Department to review discriminatory changes to voting rules,
  • The Protecting Our Democracy Act, which would prevent future presidents from abusing their power for personal gain, and
  • The Washington, D.C. Admission Act, which would grant the more than 700,000 residents of our nation’s capital a meaningful voice and a vote in Congress.

The time for action is running out.

Signed,

Jewish Americans across the country

 

Photo: Bishop James Shannon, Rabbi Abraham Heschel, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rabbi Maurice Eisendrath and others at Arlington Cemetery, February 6, 1968


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