WASHINGTON—Today the League of Women Voters of the United States CEO Virginia Kase Solomón issued the following statement following President Biden’s State of the Union address:
“In his first State of the Union address, President Biden made clear the importance of democracy — in America and across the globe. And as democracy in Europe is being threatened, we support and stand united with the people of Ukraine. An attack on democracy anywhere is an attack on democracy for all of us. We stand in the belief that democracy will always prevail both internationally and right here at home.
"We are pleased to hear the President emphasize the dire need for federal voting rights legislation. Our democracy depends on these necessary voter protections to ensure that every American has the freedom to make to their voices heard at the ballot box. Right now, our right to vote is under attack. And while Congress has failed to provide full protections for this year’s midterm elections, we continue to call on our leaders in Congress to find common ground and pass legislation that restores the Voting Rights Act and eliminates the influence of dark money on our politics. We echo the President’s message to the US Senate: ‘Pass the Freedom to Vote Act. Pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act.’ The right to vote is a fundamental freedom of our democracy and we applaud President Biden for continuing to make voters a priority in his administration.”
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This year’s SOTU is on March 1 will be the first given by President Biden. And while the President is sure to comment on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, his pending nomination to the Supreme Court, and the economy, there are other issues the League would also like him to address, such as maintaining the health and safety of our democracy by continuing to push for voting rights protections.
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Today the League of Women Voters of the United States CEO Virginia Kase Solomón issued the following statement on the Senate vote on voting rights.