WASHINGTON -- Today the League of Women Voters of the United States CEO Virginia Kase Solomón issued the following statement on the Senate action on voting rights:
“As the Senate begins debate on the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act, we call on our leaders to do whatever it takes to pass this important legislation. The American people deserve a robust debate on this critical issue and to know which side their lawmakers stand on when it comes to the state of our democracy.
“The timing of this legislation has never been more critical. Several state legislatures have already introduced bills to suppress the votes of Black, brown, Indigenous, and other communities, and without federal legislation to make sure every voice is heard, our democracy will suffer. We need to ensure that all voters can cast their ballot in elections that are free, fair, and accessible, unhindered by partisan and racial gerrymandering and dark money that would influence elections.
“We are pleased to see movement in the Senate this week, but the work is just getting started. History will look back at this moment and judge our leaders on where they stood to protect our democracy. We will continue to fight and call on our country’s leaders to get critical voting rights legislation over the finish line.”
The League of Women Voters of the United States urges all concerned Americans to call their Senators and demand they vote YES on the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act.
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