Indivisible San Jose joined a coalition of more than 200 organizations calling on the Senate to prioritize passage of the Freedom to Vote Act and John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act as soon as possible, no matter what, and to delay the December recess if necessary to do so.
Organized by the Declaration for American Democracy coalition (DFAD) and The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the letter calls on Senate Democrats to do whatever it takes to pass these critical voting rights bills this year. Specifically: “In order to pass the Freedom to Vote Act, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, and other vitally important priorities, we are calling on the Senate to delay the recess set to begin on December 13, 2021, until these bills are passed. This legislation must be a top priority on the remaining agenda for the year, and we urge you to stay in session to do whatever it takes until these bills are passed because inaction is not an option.”
“There is nothing more important than protecting the right to vote for all eligible citizens. The Senate MUST stay in D.C. until they have passed the Freedom to Vote Act and the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act, no matter how long this takes. Failure to protect the right to vote in safe and fair elections is not an option”, said Rebecca Elliot, Admin, Indivisible San Jose.
The full letter and list of organizations can be found here.
The Freedom to Vote Act responds directly to new state anti-voter laws and election sabotage efforts by ensuring ballot access for all, stopping partisan gerrymandering, ending dark money, and protecting election officials and
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