WASHINGTON—The League of Women Voters of the United States CEO Virginia Kase Solomón issued the following statement on the Senate vote on voting rights:
“It is shameful the US Senate was unable to move forward today on the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act. Once again, the Senate blocked critical legislation to protect the right to vote. History will look back at this moment and judge those who chose special interests over our democracy. There are several states that have already introduced dangerous anti-voter bills to suppress the voices of the people. Without federal legislation our democracy will suffer.
Despite today’s vote this fight is not yet over. We will not back down, and we will not quit, until every voter can safely participate in free and fair elections. We will continue our fight until all voters, especially Black, brown, Indigenous communities have their voices heard. Democracy is not just for the few, but it is owed to everyone, which is why we must protect the right to vote at all costs.”
From the National League of Women Voters Website.
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