February 12, 2014


No one could disagree that the right to vote is crucial to a functioning democracy. It's black history month, yet instead of learning from history, were repeating it with new GOP-sponsored voter ID laws that make it more difficult to vote for people of color, youth and seniors in many states. There have also been widespread attempts to whittle down early voting and Sunday voting, crushing popular minority voting events in NC and Florida.  Republicans haven't found a way to take away women's right to vote, but I'm sure those backward f#ckers are working on it. Time to get angry, New Yorkers. Please call Rep. Jerrold Nadler now. I don't care who you vote for--you deserve the right to vote and it's being systematically whittled away thanks to Republicans. I got right through to Nadler's office--the call took 1 minute. They need to know that we care about our rights or they'll trample our other ones think that no one said anything the first time.It hasn't been in the news much (even on "liberal" MSNBC, which has appointed itself as a Chris Christie TMZ station.

MOVEON.ORG: Our voting rights campaign is working! Since we launched our Defend the Vote campaign in nearly 400 congressional districts across the country, twelve more members of Congress (four Republicans and eight Democrats) have signed on to cosponsor the Voting Rights Amendment Act—the critical, bipartisan legislation that would restore most of the protections of the Voting Rights Act and help millions of voters in upcoming elections.

But your member of Congress, Representative Jerrold Nadler, hasn't yet signed on. Right now, we only have a short window of time to move forward this critical piece of voting rights legislation. That's why it's so important for Rep. Nadler to hear directly from you today so that we can show how much of a priority this is to his constituents.

Can you call Rep. Nadler right now and ask him to sign on as a cosponsor of the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014 and stand up for voting rights?

Here's where to call:

Representative Jerrold Nadler
Phone: (202) 225-5635

Hearing directly from constituents is one of the most effective ways Rep. Nadler can be convinced to join this effort right now.

Making a call is easy. Just tell the person who answers the phone who you are, that voting rights matter to you, and that you want Rep. Nadler to support this legislation. Here's an example of what you might say:

"Hi. I'm your constituent and I live in [YOUR CITY]. I'm calling to urge Representative Jerrold Nadler to sign on as a cosponsor of the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014. Restoring the protections of the Voting Rights Act is critical to protecting the vote in upcoming elections and it's important to me that Rep. Nadler help lead the effort to improve and pass this bill."

Then, after you're done, please report your call by clicking here: