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Congresswoman Joyce Beatty

Representing the 3rd District of Ohio

CBC Chair Beatty to Headline National Voting Rights March

Jul 15, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  –Today, U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03), Chair of the powerful Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), will join an all-star group of civil rights champions, advocates, and allies for “Speak Out: Call to Action Day on Capitol Hill.” The event is in response to numerous voter restriction laws being passed in states across the country, as well as Senate Republicans’ refusal to engage meaningfully in drafting federal legislation to ensure that every American has equal access and opportunity to vote. Immediately following the program, Beatty will march alongside attendees to the Hart Senate Office Building to demand change. In anticipation of taking the stage, Beatty said:

“Fifty-six years after the passage of the Voting Rights Act, Americans’ right to vote is still under attack as state legislatures work overtime to dilute our power. So, as Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus—but more importantly as a Black woman—I join with the chorus of individuals demanding justice, change, and the guarantee that my vote counts just like everybody else’s vote counts. This is Our Power, Our Message.”