We stand for

the equal right

to vote

We stand for the equal right to vote
The business community is calling on Congress to pass the Voting Rights Advancement Act to remove barriers to voting and build the truly representative 21st century democracy our country deserves. 

The right to vote is fundamental. 

It’s time for Congress to update the Voting Rights Act to ensure every American can exercise their right to vote.

The Voting Rights Act of 1965

56 years ago, the Voting Rights Act (VRA) was signed into law. A cornerstone of the Civil Rights movement, this bill enforced the equal voting rights guaranteed by the 14th and 15th Amendments in the U.S. Constitution.

Since then, the VRA's key provisions have been reauthorized four times by bipartisan majorities in the U.S. House and Senate and signed into law by both Republican and Democratic presidents.

In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned key provisions of the act in Shelby County v. Holder, gutting the Justice Department's ability to monitor and protect Americans' right to free and fair elections.

The decision resulted in an immediate wave of discriminatory election changes. Today, much of the country encounters more barriers to voting than they did just a decade ago.

1965 march for voting rights
Representative John Lewis

The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

The Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA) would again empower the Department of Justice to prevent voting rights violations before they impact voters.

A new geographic coverage formula, based on recent evidence of discrimination applied to all states equally, will help safeguard the right to vote for all Americans.

The bill's name recognizes John Lewis, a civil rights leader and member of Congress for three decades, whose leadership has inspired voting and civil rights advocates for generations.

Just as the VRA's provisions were reauthorized by bipartisan majorities in the past, the VRAA has the potential to bridge partisan divides and renew Congress’ commitment to a democratic system free from racial discrimination.

Business for

Voting Rights

Business for Voting Rights
The business community is calling on Congress to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA) to remove barriers to voting and build the truly representative 21st century democracy our country deserves and our economy requires. 
Companies and business organizations are invited to sign our letter to Congress urging passage of the VRAA.

Why Businesses Should Care

For responsible businesses across the country, ensuring Americans have equal voting rights is a moral, social, and economic imperative.