Senate Must Follow House In Passing Key Pro-Voter Legislation

A lighted sign which says "Senate Act Now" and another which says "Voters Decide, Protect Democracy" out in front of the U.S. Capitol Building at night.
A Candlelight Vigil for Democracy attracted hundreds to the National Mall on January 6, 2022. Speakers called for the Senate to pass stalled voting rights legislation and take additional measures to protect democracy. (Credit: Sue Dorfman/ZUMA Press Wire

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. 

Trevor is CLC's founder and one of the country's top election lawyers.
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