Fifty years ago today, August 6, 1965 -- President Lyndon Johnson signed into law, the Voting Rights Act.
A law implemented to overcome state and local legal barriers that prevented African Americans from exercising their right to vote. A right guaranteed to them in 1870 through the 15th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States.
Many of you fought for the cause and were witness to the lives destroyed by the brave Americans who have died for this right, gone to jail for this right, and made untold sacrifices so that all Americans are free to vote.
Yet 50 years later, the fight continues!
Extremist governors and legislatures across this country are secretly dismantling the Voting Rights Act piecemeal -- voter ID requirements, restricting conditions for early voting and making it more difficult to register.
These extremists are making it more difficult for every American to cast their ballot. Don’t let them take us backwards to a darker time in our history.
Let’s continue moving forward by taking a stand today -- share this post on facebook and twitter, pass it on to 2 friends and urge them to do the same.
Together we can take a stand and register everyone we know to vote, because we are stronger together.