Take Action to Safeguard Minority Communities' Right to Vote!

Take Action to Safeguard Minority Communities' Right to Vote!

Time Range For Action Alert: 
January 15, 2016 to January 31, 2016

Take action! Please urge your Assembly member to vote YES on AB 350.

This important bill expands the protections of the California Voting Rights Act.

Find your Assembly representative’s website here and use the contact information provided to call or send her/him a message. Sample wording is below.

The California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) was designed to safeguard the right to vote where local communities have at-large elections. AB 350 (Alejo) would expand the CVRA to allow challenges to district-based election systems that are imposed or applied in a way that impairs the ability of a minority group to elect candidates.

  • AB 350 will protect the voting rights of citizens in elections conducted by districts where district lines divide cohesive minority neighborhoods in a manner that minimizes their voting strength.
  • AB 350 provides a range of remedies to guide courts and local governing bodies on how to design appropriate district-based remedies for CVRA violations.
  • AB 350 must be passed by the Assembly by January 31 in order to move to the Senate for further action. Read more about AB 350.

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Sample message for your call or email:
Hello, my name is _______________________. I urge Assembly Member ______________ to vote for Assembly Bill 350 to improve the California Voting Rights Act.

Voting is a fundamental citizen right that must be protected. This bill will promote fair representation and accountability in the democratic process by ensuring that all voters in local district-based elections enjoy an equal opportunity to elect candidates of their choice.

Voter disenfranchisement still persists today. AB 350 will help protect voters from being excluded and ensure we have a working democracy. Please vote for AB 350.

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Thank you for helping advance the cause of fair representation in government. Your phone call or email message to your representative will help protect the right to vote for all California citizens.

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