LBJ signs Voting Rights Act, US Capitol Rotunda, tomorrow 1965. America, what has happened?
57 years ago, the Voting Rights Act was signed into law. But today, voting suppression is real and once again targets communities of color across the country and our state.
Organize. Vote. Our fight for free and fair elections continues in the streets and at the ballot box.
Today is the 57th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. The crown jewel of American democracy is under attack in statehouses, Congress and the courts. Take time today to reflect on the VRA's importance and then commit to fight to protect and expand it.
On this day in 1965 the Voting Rights Act was signed, bringing us one step closer to fulfilling America’s promise of a government of the people, by the people, for the people. Upholding our right to vote remains essential for the survival of our democracy.
In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act to protect our right to vote.
Today, that right is again under assault, by people using the Big Lie to usher in a new generation of Jim Crow laws.
They must be stopped.
The right to vote belongs to all of us.
57 years ago today, the Voting Rights Act was signed into law.
Let us honor those who fought for voting rights by working together to protect and expand the right that preserves all others—the right to vote.
On this day in 1965, the Voting Rights Act was signed into law, expanding the right to vote across the country.
As we near November's election, we must remember those who broke down barriers to protect our sacred right to vote, and the work we have ahead to continue that fight.
57 years ago, the Voting Rights Act became the law of the land.
Today, that fundamental right is still under attack.
We all have a duty to fight back and protect our right to vote.
Today in 1965, the Voting Rights Act was signed into law.
The best way to honor the legacy of the Voting Rights Act is to make sure you have a plan to exercise your right to vote: https://t.co/XqGbcFFOI1
57 years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law, a historic step toward making our country work for all Americans.
Now, it’s on us to honor that ideal, pass the John Lewis Act, and restore voting rights so each of us has a voice in our democracy.
57 years ago, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed into law, helping ensure every eligible voter can make their voice heard in our democracy.
The fight has not yet been won — and for our democracy, we can’t stop pushing to protect the sacred right to vote. #VRA57
57 years ago, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed into law.
This was a massive victory for the civil rights movement and helped secure improved access to the ballot box for Black Americans.
We must continue to expand these foundational protections for voting rights.
#OnThisDay in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act. This was one of the most impactful pieces of civil rights legislation, ensuring that African Americans enjoyed the voting rights guaranteed to all Americans in the Constitution.
On this day 57 years ago, our nation took an historic step toward forging a more perfect union with the landmark Voting Rights Act, helping realize our founding ideal: government of, by and for the people.
On the 57th anniversary of The Voting Rights Act—a landmark piece of U.S. legislation that prohibits racial discrimination in voting—we’re grateful for leaders like @tianaej
) who’s advocating to restore trust in democracy and get every person to the polls.
On the anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, I’m thinking of the generations of Americans who fought to make our country a better, more equitable place. We should honor them by passing the John Lewis Voting Rights Act.
The Voting Rights Act was passed on August 6, 1965.
But after the Supreme Court gutted parts of the VRA, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law a bill that imposes a raft of new restrictions on voting.
Texans, vote for @BetoORourke
if you value voting rights and women's rights. https://t.co/D2NZVDspA0
57 years ago today August 6, 1965
With Martin Luther King Jr. watching among many others, President Lyndon Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act in the White House. https://t.co/GiyWvOcvP8
On this day in 1965, LBJ signed the Voting Rights Act into law. In 2013, the Supreme Court gutted it. It’s time for a new VRA to be passed!
57 years ago today the Federal Voting Rights Act was signed — yet, in 2022 we are still fighting for freedom to vote. The strength of our democracy depends on us. And we will keep wielding our power in the streets and at the ballot box. https://t.co/bbG5VwAo93
On this day in History, President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act, guaranteeing African Americans the right to vote. The bill made it illegal to impose restrictions on federal, state, and local elections that were designed to deny the vote to Black people.
Today marks the 57th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act. Amidst renewed attacks on civil rights across the country, protecting this landmark piece of legislation and the right to vote couldn't be more important.
Today, on the 57th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, we honor the generations of Americans and giants of the civil rights movement who marched and sacrificed so much—and even shed blood—for the right to vote. So many iconic figures come to mind…
57 years ago the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed into law, ensuring that no federal, state, or local government could in any way impede people from voting because of their race or ethnicity. https://t.co/SiLUeWyrD6
Senate Judiciary Committee
When President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law 57 years ago, he said "freedom would be secure only if each generation fought to enlarge its meaning."
Now, it's our turn to fight for a fair & just democracy & restore & strengthen the #VRA.
#OTD Aug 6, 1965: The Voting Rights Act is signed by President Lyndon B Johnson in the same room Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. The Act suspends the use of literacy tests & calls for federal examiners to ensure fair elections in the South.
57 years ago, the Voting Rights Act was signed into law. Are you willing to expand these foundational protections for voting rights? https://t.co/Bl1hn76jTD
Today marks the 57th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, protecting citizens’ right to vote. Have your voice heard. Register to vote or update your voter registration at https://t.co/fUw8UPL6Yk
As Warren clerk, I saw firsthand how important the Voting Rights Act is in ensuring every American can make their voice heard at the ballot box. Fifty-seven years after President Johnson signed the bill, the policy remains as important as ever.
The provisions and protections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 weren’t permanent. New voting rights legislation is needed to repair protections that have been chipped away over time. #DefendDemocracy