Fox News: Here’s our question for the first presidential debate
On August 6, the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act, Fox News will host the first Republican presidential debate.
Two years ago, the Supreme Court gutted this historic piece of legislation, opening the floodgates to all kinds of voter discrimination schemes.
The Jewish community overwhelmingly supports voting rights. We joined the fight for the Voting Rights Act in the 1960s — some were even murdered in the struggle.
So we have a question for the candidates. What will they do to restore this landmark civil rights law? This hasn’t been a partisan issue before: all four previous extensions of the Voting Rights Act have been signed by Republican presidents.
If thousands of us add our names we can get the attention of the media and shine a light on the continuing fight to protect all Americans’ right to vote.
Way too often, Fox News has been ground zero for misinformation about voter fraud, despite a conspicuous lack of evidence. By asking this question they can regain some credibility as a news organization.
Join Bend the Arc Jewish Action in bringing our values to the presidential race. Add your name and spread the word.
To the debate moderators:
Here’s the question I want you to ask of the Republican candidates running for president on August 6:
“What will you do to restore the Voting Rights Act, which was first signed into law 50 years ago today?”
Since the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act, 2.2 million African Americans have had their right to vote taken away. As President Reagan himself said in support of the Voting Rights Act, “we cannot allow any American's vote to be denied, diluted, or defiled.”
GOAL: 1,200 names