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Virtual Lobby Day, JUNE 25

Published on 6/24/2020

WHAT ACTIONS CAN I TAKE ON JUNE 25?

LWVUS is asking everyone to participate in three actions on the Virtual Lobby Day!

1. Email your Senators using our Action Alert

2. Call your Senators and ask them to support and pass the Voting Rights Advancement Act

3. Tweet at your Senators (find sample posts & graphics here)

4. Participate in our Twitter Storm between 2-3pm ET (find sample posts & graphics here)

WHERE CAN I CONTACT MY SENATORS BY EMAIL?

Use our action alert on June 25 to contact your members of Congress!

DO YOU HAVE A CALL SCRIPT I CAN USE WHEN CALLING MY SENATORS OFFICE?

To reach your Senators use the Capitol Switchboard number: (202) 224-3121

You can use the following script or make it your own.

Hi, my name is [Your Name] and I’m a constituent of [Senator’s Name] calling from [Your City/Town]. 

I’m calling to urge [Senator’s Name] to listen to the American people and support the Voting Rights Advancement Act and put an end to voter suppression in this country. Reform has passed the house and now it waits in the Senate.  

The protections outlined in the voting rights act will:  

  • Re-establish preclearance coverage for states and localities with a history and pattern of discrimination in voting that relies on up-to-date information.  

  • Provides preclearance nationwide for political subdivisions with substantial minority populations for a limited number of voting changes that historically have been found to be discriminatory, such as changes in methods of election and cuts in polling locations.  

  • Create greater transparency and public notice for late-breaking voting changes just before an election, changes in polling resources and demographic and electoral data.  

What is [Senator’s Name]’s position? 

If you need to leave a voice mail:

Hello, my name is [Your Name] and I’m a constituent of [Senator’s Name] calling from [Your City/Town].  I’m calling to urge [Senator’s Name] to listen to the American people and support the Voting Rights Advancement Act and put an end to voter suppression in this country. Reform has passed the house and now it waits in the Senate.  It is time for the Senate to act to protect voters from further discrimination and protect the 2021 redistricting cycle.

You can download a copy of this script and customize it to your needs here.

HOW CAN I TWEET AT MY SENATOR?

See our full Virtual Lobby Day Social Media Toolkit.