CWA Local 7026 Secretary-Treasurer Cecilia Valdez (right) with AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler at the Phoenix, Ariz., “Rally for Voting Rights” event.
CWAers joined thousands of activists in cities across the country to demand federal voting rights protections on Saturday, the 58th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic March on Washington. The rallies were part of an ongoing nationwide effort to fight against a wave of discriminatory and restrictive state laws threatening access to voting.
Senators must make protecting voting rights the top priority when they return from recess next week. We will continue to mobilize to put pressure on the Senate to enact critical pieces of legislation to ensure voting rights protections.