Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) joined The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of more than 230 national organizations, and the 122 undersigned organizations in sending a letter to urge senators to support the cloture vote and open debate on the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, to enable consideration of the bipartisan compromise reached by Senators.

The coordinated, anti-democratic campaign to restrict the vote targets the heart of the nation’s promise: that every voice and every eligible vote count. For democracy to work for all of us, it must include us all. When certain communities cannot access the ballot and when they are not represented in the ranks of power, our democracy is in peril. State legislatures and local jurisdictions across the country are passing laws or enacting policies that restrict access to the ballot box. The moment is urgent, and Congress must meet the urgency and pass the bipartisan version of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.

This bill will restore the essential provision of the Voting Rights Act that prevents the adoption of discriminatory voting practices before they go into effect, establishing a transparent process for protecting the right to vote. It will also restore and strengthen other provisions to help bring down the barriers erected to silence Black, Brown, Native, young, people with disabilities and new Americans and ensure everyone has a voice in the decisions impacting our lives. Importantly, the bill includes the Native American Voting Rights Act (NAVRA), which protects voting rights for Indigenous communities who face myriad, unique challenges to fully participating in our democracy.

Read the full letter here.


The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

ADL (Anti-Defamation League)

Alliance for Youth Action

American Association for Justice

American Association of People with Disabilities

American Association of University Women (AAUW)

American Atheists

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees

American Humanist Association

American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC)

Americans for Democratic Action (ADA)

Americans for Financial Reform

Andrew Goodman Foundation

Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF)

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC

Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote)

Association of University Centers on Disabilities

Autistic Self Advocacy Network

Bend the Arc Jewish Action

Blue Wave Postcard Movement

Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law

Bridges Faith Initiative

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

Center for Common Ground

Center for Community Self-Help

Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)

Center for Living & Working, Inc.

Center for Responsible Lending

Clean Elections Texas

Clean Water Action

Clearinghouse on Women’s Issues

Climate Hawks Vote

Climate Reality Project

Coalition on Human Needs

Code for America

Common Cause

Communications Workers of America (CWA)

Community Change Action

DemCast USA

Democracy 21

Democracy Initiative


Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund



End Citizens United / Let America Vote Action Fund

Equal Justice Society

Fair Elections Center

Fair Fight Action


Feminist Majority Foundation

Fix Democracy First

Friends Committee on National Legislation

Greenpeace USA

HBCU Collective


Hispanic Federation

Human Rights Campaign

Human Rights First


International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies (IAOHRA)

Issue One

Japanese American Citizen’s League

Labor Council for Latin American Advancement

Lambda Legal

LatinoJustice PRLDEF

League of Conservation Voters

League of Women Voters of the United States

Main Street Alliance

MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund)

Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action

Missouri Voter Protection Coalition

Movement Advancement Project

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF)

NARAL Pro-Choice America

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities

National Association of Human Rights Workers

National Association of Social Workers

National CAPACD

National Center for Parent Leadership, Advocacy, and Community Empowerment

National Center for Transgender Equality

National Council of Jewish Women

National Council on Independent Living

National Employment Law Project

National Employment Lawyers Association

National Health Law Program

National Hispanic Media Coalition

National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund

National Organization for Women

NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice

Our Vote Texas

People For the American Way

PFLAG National

Planned Parenthood Action Fund

Poverty & Race Research Action Council

Project On Government Oversight (POGO)

Protect Democracy

Public Citizen

Public Justice

Public Wise

Reclaim Our Democracy

Rise Up America

Secure Elections Network



Stand for Children

The Sierra Club

The United Methodist Church – General Board of Church and Society

The Workers Circle



Union for Reform Judaism

Unitarian Universalist Association

Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice

URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity

Voices for Progress

Voto Latino Foundation

When We All Vote

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign