MEDIA ADVISORY: Rep. Veasey Launches Congressional Voting Rights Caucus
Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, May 24, 2016, Rep. Veasey will lead a press conference to launch the first ever Congressional Voting Rights Caucus. Three years after the Supreme Court dismantled key provisions of the Voting Rights Act, the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus is answering the call to protect and restore the right to vote for every U.S. citizen.
Press Conference - Launch of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus
Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33
Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, OH-3
Congressman G.K. Butterfield, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, NC-1
Congressman Matt Cartwright, PA-17
Congresswoman Judy Chu, Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, CA-32
Congressman Ruben Gallego, AZ-7
Congressman Raul Grijalva, AZ-3
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, TX-18
Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, TX-30
Congressman Rick Larsen, WA-2
Congresswoman Terri Sewell, AL-7
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 11 A.M. ET
Located on the Capitol grounds near the corner of New Jersey and Independence Avenues, SE
Credentialed members of the press who would like to attend should RSVP to Paloma Perez, Congressman Veasey’s office, (Paloma.Perez@mail.house.gov).
The goal of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus is to educate the public on the current voter suppression tactics in place in their home states, districts, and counties, inform constituencies on their rights as voters, and to create and advance legislation that blocks current and future suppressive and discriminatory tactics that deny American citizens the sacred right to vote.