HARRISBURG, Pa. – We are encouraged by the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. While this is an immediate win for voters – particularly Black voters – in Alabama, its effects will ripple across the country and be felt here in the Commonwealth.
Republican lawmakers in Harrisburg seemingly have no end in sight as they attempt to find new ways to suppress and disenfranchise Pennsylvania voters. Thursday’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court allows us to be cautiously optimistic that should any laws create new barriers to the ballot box, recourse could possibly be found at the nation’s highest court (and the PA Supreme Court, too). That said, our organization will continue its important work to engage those most likely and historically to be disenfranchised, making sure they are able to exercise their freedom to vote.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JUNE 9, 2023
Contact: Eric Leisure
Director of Strategic Communications
The New Pennsylvania Project (NPP) is a voting rights organization with a year-round primary focus on voter registration, civic education and mobilization. NPP centers historically disenfranchised and often neglected Black, Indigenous and other people of color, immigrant communities and the youth in our work. Through civic engagement, we ensure all eligible voters feel compelled to exercise their freedom to vote in the Commonwealth.