WASHINGTON — Today the League of Women Voters of the United States’ president Dr. Deborah Turner and CEO Virginia Kase Solomón issued the following joint statement on the anniversary of the January 6th attack on the US Capitol:
“Today marks the second anniversary of the deadly insurrection on our nation’s capitol and a historic threat to our democracy that we will never forget, and we must ensure it never happens again. The Electoral Count Reform and Presidential Transition Improvement Act, passed by a bipartisan majority in the previous Congress, is one step to protecting the results of future elections. But there is more work to be done to defend our democracy. We need Congress to pass federal voting rights legislation.
“It is time for Congress to get to work. It is time for the House of Representatives to elect a Speaker of the House. Democracy can be messy, but Congress needs to do its job. Together, the Senate and House must begin governing for the people who voted this new Congress into office. We call on all elected representatives to come together and elect a Speaker so that important work can be done to serve the American people.”
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Today the League of Women Voters of the United States’ president Dr. Deborah Turner and CEO Virginia Kase Solomón issued the following joint statement on the anniversary of the January 6th attack at the US Capitol:
Today the League of Women Voters of the United States CEO Virginia Kase Solomón issued the following statement as the bipartisan House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th attack on the US Capitol hearings begin:
The League is grateful to the bipartisan members of the Select Committee for their service to protect our democracy and ensure our nation never again experiences an attempt to overthrow the voices of the American voters.
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