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Tue 13

July 13 @ 2:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT

Free

Voting Rights Webinar

Business for America

Location: Online

Join Us on July 13th (12:00 to 1:00pm) to learn about Voting Rights.

Silicon Slopes is pleased to be partnering with Business for America to encourage Utah businesses to learn about the bipartisan John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA).

As you’ll agree, voting is a fundamental right. But unfortunately, voting has become an overly partisan issue. And, as we are seeing right now, there are troublesome efforts underway in many state legislatures to restrict who can vote. These actions will, to put it simply — make it harder for many Native, Black other American minorities to vote.

One of the most effective remedies to achieve this is to ensure that every American has equal access to vote, free from discrimination. That’s what the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA) is about. Named after Former Congressman John Lewis, the VRAA (HR 4) will reinstate the protections provided by the historic 1965 Voting Rights Act. Several of those protections were gutted by a 2013 Supreme Court ruling (Shelby County vs Holder).

Business support will be highly influential in getting the bill through Congress. In order to help ensure a healthy and competitive business climate, our elections must be fair, secure, and accessible. Originally passed in 1965 to address racially based discriminatory practices, the legislation (under different names) has been reauthorized four times over the past 56 years with broad bipartisan support.

Join us for this Briefing exclusively for Utah business leaders to learn about the VRAA and how you can take action. We hope that businesses can encourage Senator Romney to support the bill. Today, businesses can demonstrate their commitment to racial equality and voting rights by supporting this landmark piece of federal legislation.

Our speakers include: Joel Elliot, Director of Federal Affairs for Salesforce, Leslie Proll Senior Counsel, Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights, and Richard Eidlin, Policy Director for Business for America to provide details about the VRAA, its history and the forthcoming legislation.

To learn more, visit www.businessforvotingrights.com

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