Senate must address racial discrimination in voting

Racial Justice

Voters of color are facing the greatest threat to voting rights since Jim Crow, 54 civil rights organizations have said in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer—adding that Congress must address the discriminatory barriers to the ballot that prevent votes from being cast.


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February 2, 2022

The Honorable Charles Schumer

Majority Leader

United States Senate

22 Hart Senate Office Building

Washington, DC 20510

Dear Majority Leader Schumer:

Re: We Must Remain Focused on the Fight Against Racial Discrimination in Voting

On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of more than 230 national organizations committed to promoting and protecting the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States, and the 53 undersigned organizations, we write to thank you for your leadership — and your colleagues’ support both in the House and Senate — in pushing forward critical federal voting rights protections, and to urge you to remain extremely focused in the weeks ahead on the core issue of racial discri