It is vitally important that Congress act to protect one of our most fundamental rights as U.S. citizens, the right to vote. That is why we need you to urge Congress to pass the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014 (VRAA). 

In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA), dramatically limiting its effectiveness and reach.  Since its enactment, the VRA has helped to eliminate discriminatory barriers to full civic participation for millions of Americans, and has sparked significant advances for equal political participation at all levels of government. It now falls on Congress to pass legislation to update the VRA to protect all voters.

Please help ADL by contacting our New York House Judiciary Committee members, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and Rep. Jerrold Nadler, and ask them to urge House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte to schedule a hearing on this bill. You may not reside within these two districts, but as a citizen of New York we still encourage you to engage these members, especially through social media.

Ways To Connect

Phone & Email

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries:

Phone: 718-373-0033

Email: Cedric Grant, Chief of Staff


Congressman Jerrold Nadler:

Phone: 212-367-7350

Email: Robert Gottheim, District Director


Social Media

You can also tweet Congressman Jeffries @RepJeffries and Congressman Nadler @RepJerryNadler urging their support with the hashtags #VRAA and #VRA4Today.


Advocacy Center

Write your Members and urge them to support the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014.


This is a great opportunity for you to make a real impact on an important ADL issue. Thank you for all of your help and support.