As the 2022 midterms rapidly approach, Congress is doing what needs to be done to protect the freedom to vote by advancing the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act. Protecting our democracy is not a partisan issue.
On Jan. 13, 2022, the U.S. House of Representatives passed this important legislation. 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.