Protecting Our Voting Rights

PROTECTING OUR VOTING RIGHTS

More than a century after the right to vote was declared fundamental, that right is under attack. Efforts to make it harder for racial minorities to participate in the political process are proliferating across the country – and we’re fighting those efforts in court.

NAACP v. Florida Secretary of State

The NAACP Florida State Conference, along with Disability Rights Florida and Common Cause, sued the Florida Secretary of State on May 6, seeking to prevent the enforcement of S.B. 90, Florida’s newly enacted law that suppresses the right to vote and access to the ballot. S.B.90 disproportionately impacts Black voters by making it more difficult to vote by mail, cast a ballot in ballot drop boxes, and will result in long lines at polling places.

The lawsuit claims the statute violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. We’re seeking to prevent Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee from enforcing the discriminatory and restrictive provisions of the new law.

Source: www.naacp.org Read the full filing

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