🚨A final report shows that more than 12% of mail-in ballots were rejected in Texas under the state's restrictive voter suppression law. This is further proof that we need to enact the& Act to preserve access to the ballot box in Texas and beyond.
Cited source — texastribune.org
A recentarticle reported that over 20,000 mail ballots were discarded during our Texas primary. And it is all because of the enaction of —Texas' sweeping voter suppression law.
Enough is enough. Let's finally pass the John Lewisand the Act to protect the sacred right to vote.
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Texan Pam Gaskin had her vote by mail application rejected because of the new Texas voter suppression law. She remembers her father paying a poll tax to cast his ballot, and she knows that the right to vote is a “blood-bought” right.
I have never seen such blatant attacks on Americans’ right to vote, and no one should find themselves in a situation like Ms. Gaskin. Voting should be easy and accessible for every voter. Period.
That’s whyis working to pass the Act.
I stand with—it is far past time to protect the sacred right to vote. The Senate must pass the John Lewis and the Act now!
We were fortunate to have 80 years ofwith Congressman Lewis. Today would have been his 82nd Birthday. Let’s commit ourselves to continuing his legacy and finding a way to get in the way.
In language simple and clear, the Fifteenth Amendment, ratified on this day in 1870, affirmed the right to vote—regardless of race.
It also charged Congress with protecting this right. We must ensure theas we see barriers to voting being built across the country.
80% of Americans agree that we must uphold the legal right to abortion — but, packed by Republicans, is dangerously close to taking the unprecedented step of overturning access to abortion, a right that has been guaranteed for nearly half a century.
Today, on the 49th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, I am calling on Congress to do its job and enact the will of the people by passing the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) to safeguard the federal right to abortion.
We can not allow the GOP to move us backward.
Access to the ballot box and the freedom to access abortion are under continuous attack. We are running out of time to stop these unconstitutional actions.
We mustand protect the .
Dark money doesn’t belong in politics.
For 12 years, Citizens United has allowed unlimited dark money to flow into elections and spread misinformation. The Senate must pass the : John R. Lewis Act to stop special interests from drowning out the American people.
Voters should determine the outcome of our elections — not politicians or special interests.
I voted to pass the: John R. Lewis Act to stop voter suppression, curb dark money in politics, and end gerrymandering. It’s time to give our democracy back to the people.
I hear you loud and clear Congressman Lewis. The fight for voting rights continues.
“Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime.”