NEA speaks up for the rights of students. Browse recent messages to Congressional leadership, and add your voice.
Congress passed the Voting Rights Act in 1965 to fight attempts to discriminate against voters, but today a faction of elected representatives refuses to pass laws to protect our freedom to vote. Certain U.S. Supreme Court decisions in recent years have done more harm than good.
Many states are silencing the voices of Black, Brown, Indigenous, young, elderly, and disabled voters.
Congress must pass laws to ensure that every American can safely and freely cast their ballot, building on our legacy of expanding access to voting and welcoming all voices.
Letters & Testimony
Submitted on 01/19/2022
Submitted on 01/13/2022
Submitted on 11/02/2021
Bills in Congress
Learn NEA's position on pending legislation related to public education, and take action to protect our schools
Introduced on 10/27/2021
The legislation will protect our votes, take steps to prevent discrimination against voters of color, stop partisan gerrymandering, and limit the influence of dark money in politics
Introduced on 09/14/2021
A bill to expand Americans' access to the ballot box and reduce the influence of big money in politics, and for other purposes.
Introduced on 08/17/2021
A bill which would help protect the freedom to vote and ensure elections are safe and accessible.
“Voter suppression directly impacts the issues most vital to the health and welfare of our nation’s children, such as public education, health care, and affordable housing.”