Rally for Voter Rights

“March On for Voting Rights”
Saturday, August 28, 2021
5:00 p.m.
Meet at 2nd Baptist Church
407 E. Broadway

CoMO Rally Opposing Voter Suppression

The March On for Voting Rights is a nonviolent, nonpartisan mass mobilization to demand that elected officials protect democracy, denounce voter suppression and ensure fair, easy access to the vote for all through the passage of comprehensive federal legislation.

In solidarity with the national rally advocating for greater voting rights and opposing voter suppression, the Columbia branch of the NAACP will host a local march and rally on Saturday, August 28. Meet at 5:00 pm at 2nd Baptist Church at 407 E. Broadway for a march to the Boone County Courthouse for a rally with various speakers.

Voting rights are under attack across America. Since January, 49 states have introduced over 400 bills that amount to outright voter suppression, and already as of July 2021, 30 states had enacted 18 restrictive voting laws that signal a return to the Jim Crow era. These laws suppress voting methods that lead to high turnout: banning ballot drop boxes and mail-in voting, reducing early voting days and hours, restricting who can get a mail-in ballot, prohibiting officials from promoting the use of of mail-in ballots even when voters qualify, appointing partisan election review boards, even criminalizing the distribution of water to voters waiting in the long lines these laws create.

About lwvcbc

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. We never support or oppose any political party or candidate. Any person of voting age may become a League member. The LWV of Columbia-Boone County is the League's local organization. We hold forums for local elections and advocate for local issues.

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