Fight Voter Suppression

Let the freedom to vote ring across our nation

Fight Voter Suppression

The Freedom to Vote Act will protect our right to vote by ensuring that Americans can register to vote, cast a ballot, and have that ballot counted fairly. While the measure has 51 votes in the Senate, Republicans are using an outdated rule called the filibuster to block its passage in the Senate. Swing Blue Alliance is one of the many groups urging Democratic Senators and President Biden to endorse changes to filibuster that would allow Democrats to pass the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to overturn voter suppression laws, ensure fair district maps, and protect our elections from partisan interference. Join us and take action to protect our democracy!

During the Time to Act Week of Action (November 8-14), Massachusetts democracy activists gathered in high-traffic locations across the state to support voting rights and gather signatures on a giant letter to President Biden asking him to help the Senate overcome the filibuster and pass the Freedom to Vote Act. Eighteen rain-or-shine visibility events were held overlooking the Cape Cod Canal, at the Boston’s Copley Square Farmers Market, in front of the historic Minuteman Statue in Lexington, at the MBTA bus hub in Roxbury, and in town squares in Canton, Eastham, Franklin, Haverhill, Lynnfield, Nahant, Natick, Northampton, Salem, Sudbury, Wellesley, and Worcester.

The Indivisible Mass Coalition’s “Filibuster Ban Van” traveled to the events carrying three super-sized letters to President Biden.  Supporters at the rallies offered passersby the chance to learn about the bills and sign the letters to Biden. On November 17th, leaders from Indivisible Mass Coalition, Swing Blue Alliance, and the New Democracy Coalition delivered the giant Biden letters to the White House as part of the Voting Rights Now! civil disobedience action.  123 civil rights leaders from across the country were arrested, along with Susan Labandibar and Jamie French of Swing Blue Alliance.