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Senate Fails to Pass the Freedom to Vote Act

WASHINGTON — Today the League of Women Voters of the United States CEO Virginia Kase Solomón issued the following statement following the 49–51 Senate floor vote on the Freedom to Vote Act

“The Freedom to Vote Act is the most significant voting rights bill in generations. This legislation will provide equal access to voting for all Americans, stop partisan gerrymandering, and limit the influence of dark money so that billionaires can’t buy elections. We need federal legislation to protect voting rights before the next election cycle. 

“Today’s vote is not the end of the line for this vital legislation. In fact, it shows the need for increased pressure on the Senate to break through the gridlock and pass meaningful voting rights legislation to protect the American people. 

“There is one procedural hurdle standing in the way. It is time to fix or nix the filibuster rule to save our freedom to vote. We know the Senate cannot do what the American people elected them to do until they reform or eliminate the filibuster rule.

“We need the President to step up with the full power of his office and get the Freedom to Vote Act across the finish line. The American voters are counting on this legislation to protect our democracy.”

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