Monday, February 17, 2014

Will you drop by Rep. Meeks's office on Thursday?

It's time to take our voting rights message straight to Rep. Meeks's office. Will you join thousands of MoveOn members and visit his office on Thursday? 

Yes, I'll drop by!
Dear MoveOn member,

New voter identification requirements. Fewer polling places. Long waits to cast your ballot.

These are just a few of the steps states around the country have taken to keep women, the elderly, and people of color from casting their ballot, which could have a profound impact on the 2014 and 2016 elections. 

But MoveOn members are fighting back: two weeks ago, we launched the Defend the Vote campaign. Since then, thousands of MoveOn members have signed petitions and made phone calls asking our representatives to co-sponsor and improve the Voting Rights Amendment Act—the critical, bipartisan legislation that would restore the protections of the Voting Rights Act and help voters in upcoming elections. 

And it's working. Thanks to MoveOn members' and our allies' campaigning, the bill is steadily gaining co-sponsors.

But too many members of Congress, including Representative Gregory Meeks, haven't signed on yet. That's why this week, when members of Congress are home for a recess, MoveOn members around the country are visiting their offices to ask that they get behind this critical piece of legislation.

Will you drop by Rep. Meeks office on Thursday, February 20 to deliver a strong message of support for voting rights?

Yes, I'll drop by on Thursday, February 20.

Rep. Meeks's offices are located at: 

67-12 Rockaway Beach Boulevard
Arverne, NY 11692

153-01 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11432

Last week we flooded representatives' offices with calls—and they took notice. Now, with members of Congress back home, we have a chance to turn up the pressure. With constituent after constituent showing up at his office on Thursday, Rep. Meeks will have no choice but to hear our message: Sign on to co-sponsor the Voting Rights Amendment Act and stand up for voting rights!

Dropping by your representative's office is easy: All you have to do is go there and tell the person at the front desk that you want to make sure that Rep. Meeks knows how important voting rights are to his constituents.

Once you sign up, we'll follow up with more information and make sure you have everything you need to make your drop-by a success, including materials to bring with you and drop off. Can we count on you to take time out of your day on Thursday to drop by Rep. Meeks's office and ask him to co-sponsor the Voting Rights Amendment Act?

Yes, I'll stand up for voting rights on Thursday, February 20.

Thanks for all you do.

Milan, Nick, Manny, Linda, and the rest of the team

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