About the USVRA
The United States Voters’ Rights Amendment (USVRA) grew out of the peaceful political evolution envisioned by Voters Evolt, a movement in which more than 17,000 voters have pledged to write in the names of their candidates in presidential elections and to demand the right to vote in a national policy referendum.
Impetus for the USVRA was provided by the Tea Party and Occupy movements of 2010 and 2011, which focused bipartisan attention on the failure of the government and the major political parties of the United States to represent the political interests of the People, instead of the corporate and wealthy plutocracy which now controls all three branches of the federal government.
The first concerns of the USVRA are the Supreme Court’s decisions which granted de facto constitutional rights to corporations, which equated campaign cash with free speech and which dilute the ability of ordinary voters to cast effective votes. Of the many proposals to overcome these decisions, the one by Move To Amend was selected as the best for inclusion in the USVRA.
The primary rallying cry of the Voters’ Rights Amendment lies in the fact that Americans, presently, do not have a constitutional right to vote.
All of these elements were combined with a national paid voting holiday, a national paper ballot, a mandatory requirement of voter registration and a prohibition of voter suppression to create a powerful amendment of the U.S. Constitution which will force the government to represent the People who elect it.
Our voices will not be silenced, and we will transform our government into something it has never been. It will become the promise inherent in the creation of the United States of America and it will ensure the future safety, prosperity and freedom of our children.