JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE tells the story of Congressman John Lewis, an American hero who spent his life fighting for voting rights and racial justice. He fought alongside Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the Civil Rights Movement and helped get the Voting Rights Act passed in 1965.
However, our democracy is now under attack. Since 2013, new voter suppression tactics like strict voter ID laws and shortened voting times have intentionally made it difficult for low-income areas and Black people. But you can help. $1.50 will cover postage to help register 1 person to vote in areas where voter suppression laws and online registration systems hit hardest, like North Carolina and Georgia.
MAKE GOOD TROUBLE by fighting voter suppression and protecting the right to vote.
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Watch John Lewis: Good Trouble
John Lewis: Good Trouble is a new documentary about Congressman John Lewis, an American hero and inspirational symbol of civil and voting rights. Using recent interviews with Lewis, the film explores his childhood experiences, his inspiring family, and his fateful meeting with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1957.
The GOOD TROUBLE CAMPAIGN celebrates the legacy of Congressman Lewis, as we fight against the injustice of voter suppression. Current voter suppression tactics prevent millions of citizens from having their voices heard and votes counted. This year, we’re making good trouble together to increase voter turnout and fight voter suppression.
MAKE GOOD TROUBLE
In 2013, the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder allowed for a wave of new voter suppression laws that make it harder for poor communities, immigrant communities, indigenous communities, and communities of color to vote. This is especially true in southern states where the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow are ever-present.
To combat this, you can use your voice and privilege to support others’ right to vote.
Check out the highlighted states to see where voter suppression is already silencing voters at alarming rates (Source: Brennan Center) and then help empower disenfranchised communities by facilitating others to register to vote.
Watch the film and follow along with the GOOD TROUBLE handbook to learn how you can stay informed, take action, and make sure everyone has the ability to vote.