WASHINGTON – Today, the League of Women Voters of the United States board president, Dr. Deborah Turner, issued the following statement following the US Senate’s latest failure to advance the For the People Act:
“The freedom to vote is the backbone of our democracy and the one action that stands between us and autocracy.
“Today, the US Senate once again failed to deliver on the For the People Act, the legislation that the American people want to strengthen our democracy and ensure the freedom to vote for all Americans.
“We need the Senate and President Biden to use their full power and influence to pass this bill and ensure that the For the People Act becomes the law of the land.
“Laws have passed in nearly half the country that make it harder for Americans to vote. This federal bill is one solution to set national standards that open access and encourage individual participation in the electoral process.
“The League stands ready to make our voices heard and keep up the pressure on Congress and the White House to make the For the People Act priority number one when the Senate returns from recess.”
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