July 07, 2021

The John Lewis Global Voting Rights Day Action Guide - Make “Good Trouble” and Save Our Democracy!



"Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year; it is the struggle of a lifetime. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.”

      ~John Lewis


At the 2021 DPCA Annual Global Meeting in May, Democrats Abroad adopted Resolution #1 -  Rename the Historic Edmund Pettus Bridge for Congressman John R. Lewis. From this resolution, the Democrats Abroad John Lewis Global Voting Rights Day action committee was formed. Together we have planned a series of events and actions in July to celebrate the life and work of the late Georgia Congressman and Civil Rights leader, John Lewis. Often described as the conscience of the Congress, he was a friend to Democrats Abroad. July 17th marks the first anniversary of his passing and the first annual John Lewis Global Voting Rights Day.





John Lewis Global Voting Rights Day Forum

Saturday, 17 July at 10 am EDT/ 4 pm CEST

RSVP here: https://www.democratsabroad.org/john_lewis_2021

Guests will include Doug Jones, former Senator from Alabama; Chantele Wong, Congressman Lewis’ photographer in the last years of his life;  and more.

Together we will hear from the experts about the threats to voting rights and what we can do about them. We will also take action by reaching out to our representatives by contacting them directly to thank them for the work they have done and ask them to go further to pass crucial legislation to protect voting rights and save our democracy.

Take a look at Chantele Wong’s Photography: 



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The U.S. Senate must pass the For the People Act (S. 1/H.R. 1) and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. No matter where your Senators stand on the filibuster, please call or write your senators. The American people are tired of a government that serves only the wealthy and corporate interests. We’ve seen how our democracy and the power of the American people have continued to diminish each and every day.

If Americans are ever going to see progress on the policy issues we care about, we must have a democracy that responds to the needs and priorities of voters – not wealthy donors and corporate interests.

The U.S. House passed the For the People Act in March, and now, to make the promise of democracy real for all of us, the U.S. Senate must swiftly pass the bill. If passed, the For the People Act would get big money out of politics, ensure our freedom to vote, and guarantee that congressional districts are drawn to give fair representation for all. Call or write your Senator TODAY to urge them to support the For the People Act. Thank them if they’ve supported the bill.

You can find sample scripts and tools to contact your Senators here.




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