Senate Must Act For the People and Protect the Freedom to Vote

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WASHINGTON Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement on the Senate introduction of the Freedom to Vote Act:

“Whatever our color, background, or zip code, in America we value our freedom to vote, which ultimately ensures we have a say in decisions that impact our lives — from curbing the pandemic to creating jobs to making health care affordable. For months, the American people have been calling on Congress to act to create national standards for federal elections, get big money out of politics, and ensure that voters can pick their leaders rather than politicians picking their voters.

“The legislation introduced today in the Senate is a revised, yet transformative bill that will protect our freedom to vote. After months of delay and repeated attacks on the freedom to vote, the American people cannot wait any longer. The Senate must pass this legislation swiftly so that all our voices are heard and the bedrock of our democracy is protected.”

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 220-plus member organizations, visit