Sign the petition: Stop Ohio Republicans from suppressing the vote

To: U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

In July, the Department of Justice backed the NAACP's legal challenge to the reduction of early voting days and the elimination of "golden week." Then in September, a federal judge ruled in favor of the NAACP and DOJ, blocking Republicans' latest attempt to make it harder to vote. Thanks so much for being part of the fight to protect and expand voting rights.

Sign the petition: Stop Ohio Republicans from suppressing the vote
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Campaign created by Sara Vredevoogd

Every Ohioan deserves the opportunity to vote. Launch an investigation into the latest Republican attacks on Ohio citizens' right to vote.

Why is this important?

Over the past year, Ohio Governor John Kasich, Secretary of State Husted, and Republicans in the Ohio legislature have repeatedly attacked Ohio citizens' right to vote. They have passed three bills that make it more difficult for working people and minorities to vote, and Secretary Husted has eliminated voting on the Sundays before elections -- when many minority voters have cast their votes in recent years.

Given the threats to Ohioans’ voting rights, and the major role Ohio plays as a swing state in presidential elections, the Department of Justice needs to get involved and make sure Ohio voters' rights are not being infringed upon.

We know that Attorney General Eric Holder cares about protecting the voting rights of American citizens because the Department of Justice was recently instrumental in ensuring access to bilingual ballots. Now we need Attorney General Holder to intervene again.

It is shameful that almost 50 years after the adoption of the Voting Rights Act, we still have to fight voter suppression efforts in Ohio. But Republican attacks on our right to vote aren't over: They're still trying to cut back early voting hours and restrict provisional ballots.

Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald has already requested that Attorney General Eric Holder intervene. By signing my petition you can bolster that request and make it more likely that Attorney General Holder steps in to stop Ohio Republicans from stealing the next election.

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