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Freedom to Vote Rally for Democracy
November 11, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Right now, across the country, voting rights are being restricted. Nineteen states have passed laws that limit voting access, and in many states gerrymandering is tilting the electoral map to guarantee that one party wins, regardless of the desires of the overall population.
The good news is: NOW is our chance! The Freedom to Vote Act puts federal protections back in place so every eligible person can vote, and have their vote matter. This bill will expand voting access, remove dirty money from elections, and stop gerrymandering. The bad news? If the Freedom to Vote Act does not pass by December 10, the gerrymandering and voting restriction laws will be locked in place for the next election cycle (and beyond). Democracy will be dead–the United States will essentially become a one-party, minority-rule system.
This week Senators Cantwell and Murray are here at home, so we are taking this time to directly ask them to lead the passage of the Freedom to Vote Act. Please show up and add your voice!
-What: In-Person Freedom to Vote Rally -When: Thursday, Nov. 11, from noon to 2 p.m. -Where: 915 2nd Ave. (downtown Seattle, in front of Federal Building) -Format: Rally, hold signs, chant, and speak up to ask our Senators to lead the fight to pass the Freedom to Vote Act. (Speakers TBA) -Transportation: Light rail, major bus routes; parking is on-street or in paid lots -Bring: A large sign with your message to the Senators, weather-appropriate clothing and shoes, water and snack, face coverings, essential personal items, and your passion to save democracy.
Freedom to Vote Rally for Democracy · John Lewis Mobilization (mobilize.us)