U.S. House Passes Key Pro-Voter Legislation, U.S. Senate Must Follow

Trevor Potter, president of Campaign Legal Center (CLC), and a Republican Former Chairman of the Federal Election Commission, released the below statement following the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act (H.R. 5746):

“As the 2022 midterms rapidly approach, Congress is doing what needs to be done to advance legislation protecting the freedom to vote. Protecting our democracy is not a partisan issue. 

The U.S. Senate now has the opportunity to restore a strong, free and fair voting system in this country and ensure the ability for every American to participate in safe, accessible and transparent elections. This bill contains crucial measures to strengthen our democracy — to prohibit gerrymandering, disclose money spent in federal elections, protect the freedom to vote and fight election sabotage by strengthening protections for the independence of election officials. These should not be partisan issues.

This legislation not only addresses recently enacted threats to our democratic institutions but addresses concerns that have long been problematic. It is imperative that it pass.”