Important Update: The Voting Rights Rally originally scheduled for today at Noon will be postponed due to weather. The new date will be next Friday, Nov 19th, at the same time and location.
Syracuse residents will urge Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and President Biden to deliver transformative voting rights legislation to the American people before it’s too late
Syracuse, NY — This week, local activists are hosting a Freedom to Vote – Time to Act Rally urging Senator Chuck Schumer to do everything in his power to pass the Freedom to Vote Act as part of more than 80 similar events nationwide. Local activists will gather together to send a clear message to the Senate and President Biden during the November Senate recess that now is the time to act before it’s too late.
Extremist state legislators have spent the last year putting up barriers to voting in one state after another and are now drawing districts to benefit themselves, carving up communities and attempting to drown out the voices of millions of American voters for the next decade. With the 2022 midterm elections quickly approaching, it’s critical Senator Chuck Schumer and the Senate at large take action to protect our freedom to vote and realize the promise of democracy for all.
Freedom to Vote – Time to Act Rally
Chris Ryan, Onondaga County Legislator
Margrit Diehl, League of Women Voters
Dana Balter, Citizen Action
Christine Wood, Public Citizen
And community leaders and members of Syracuse
208 West Water St. Syracuse NY 13202
This event is being hosted by Indivisible-24, Citizen Action and other local activists in partnership the Declaration for American Democracy, League of Women Voters, Indivisible, and more as part of a nationwide Freedom to Vote – Time to Act Week of Action (www.FreedomToVoteActions.org) calling on the Senate and President Biden to realize the promise of democracy by enacting the Freedom to Vote Act before it’s too late.