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LWV Supports Senate Reintroduction of John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

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WASHINGTON – Today the League of Women Voters of the United States issued the following statement in response to the reintroduction of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act in the Senate:

“We commend our elected leaders in the Senate for moving forward on meaningful legislation critical to our democracy. Voting is not just a right; it is a powerful act of shaping the future. At the League, it is our mission to protect the rights of voters and expand access for those who’ve been left out of our democratic process, but we cannot do it alone, we need Congress to act.

“The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act will restore the provisions stripped from the Voting Rights Act of 1965 while modernizing provisions that guarantee all voters, specifically voters of color, can exercise their right to vote. We commend the Senate on reintroducing this critical piece of legislation.   

“A true democracy is where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge, and the confidence to participate.  We thank Senators Durbin and Warnock for their leadership in protecting the right to vote. Our elected officials must work together in a bipartisan way to pass voting rights legislation like the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act because our right to vote is the most basic promise of our democracy.”


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