DNC on National Black Voter Day

DNC Chair Tom Perez and DNC Black Caucus Chair Virgie Rollins released the following statement on National Black Voter Day:

“When he passed, John Lewis left us with marching orders to get in good trouble. He reminded us that democracy is not a state, it is an act, and that our vote is our voice. Today, more than half a century after John Lewis risked his life on a bridge in Selma, Donald Trump and Republican leaders are still trying to take away people’s right to vote, especially in Black communities. They know they can’t win on their ideas, so they resort to scare tactics and suppression. But the American people will not be silenced. Black communities will not be silenced. On National Black Voter Day and every day, we stand with Black Americans fighting for their constitutional rights at the ballot box. We will not let their voice go unheard. We will not let their vote go uncounted. That’s why the DNC and the Biden-Harris campaign have worked tirelessly to defend and get out the vote. Earlier this week, we announced updates to our voter participation website — IWillVote.com — that will help voters easily request and return their ballot by mail, as well as learn important information about the voting process in their state as they make a plan to cast their ballot. And we will keep fighting tooth and nail to protect the right that protects all others – the right to vote.”