Washington, D.C. – On the National John Lewis Voting RIghts Advancement Action Day, Tom Lopach, President and CEO of the Voter Participation Center (VPC) and Center for Voter Information (CVI), released the following statement:
“With unprecedented attacks on voting rights happening in states across the country, VPC and CVI are deeply heartened to see Americans gather in “votercades” and show their support for protecting and expanding access to the ballot box. It’s clear that Americans know that voting is core to our democracy and who we are as a country.
“On this day of action, we should also reflect on the life and legacy of John Lewis, who never stopped fighting to protect the freedom to vote. Let’s follow in his footsteps and go make some “good trouble” and expand voting rights in every corner of America.”
The Voter Participation Center and Center for Voter Information are non-profit, non-partisan organizations founded in 2003 to help members of the New American Majority – unmarried women, people of color and young people – register and vote. Since then, the organizations have helped 5.7 million people register and cast ballots.
Cover Photo Credit: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite