Voting rights advocacy leader Stacey Abrams unveiled her group’s plan on Tuesday (June 8) to mobilize millions of young voters of color. Fair Fight Action is launching its initiative Hot Call Summer through the month of June to galvanize support for the For the People Act.
“With voting rights under attack in 48 out of 50 state legislatures across the country, the moment has never been more urgent, and it will take all of us to ensure that Congress passes the voting rights protections our country and democracy desperately need,” Abrams wrote in an email to supporters first obtained by CBS News. “We can’t wait any longer for Congress to protect Americans’ freedom to vote.”
The plan includes getting young Black, Indigenous, and Latinx voters calling their senators to voice their support for the For the People Act which would implement several changes to American elections. Abrams hopes to reach at least 10 million people in critical battleground states ahead of the 2022 midterm election season, especially where Republicans have advanced voting restriction bills.
Abrams, along with several voting rights advocacy groups, is credited with getting nearly 1 million voters registered in Georgia where she narrowly lost the 2018 election for governor.
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