Congress Must Meet Urgency of the Moment and Pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kiren Marshall, [email protected], 202.780.9835
WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights along with 200 civil rights organizations today called on the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.
“The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act fills a distinct and critical role in protecting the freedom to vote and ensuring elections are safe and accessible. When it comes to our elections, we all want an open and transparent process we can trust, where Americans have equal freedom to vote, whether we live in a small town or big city, or the coasts or the Midwest. Passage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act will fulfill part of that promise of a democracy that works for — and includes — us all,” the groups wrote.
“When certain communities cannot access the ballot and when they are not represented in the ranks of power, our democracy is in peril. The coordinated, anti-democratic campaign to restrict the vote targets the heart of the nation’s promise: that every voice and every eligible vote count. Congress must meet the urgency of this moment and pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act,” wrote the organizations.
The full letter is available here.
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 220 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its member organizations, visit www.civilrights.org.