#freedomtovoteact
Only Democrats have engaged in this subject
From Rep. Williams, representing Georgia
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Georgians are used to fighting to participate in our democracy. But my first job is to make it easier to vote, not harder.

I introduced #HR1 and the #FreedomToVoteAct. Both included #AutomaticVoterRegistration to remove one barrier to the ballot box.

Cited source — ajc.com
From Rep. Allred, representing Texas
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The Texas voter suppression law is disenfranchising voters by rejecting thousands of mail ballots in this year’s primary.

This is unacceptable.

The Senate must pass the #FreedomToVoteAct.

From Sen. Hollen, representing Maryland
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On this 57th anniversary of #BloodySunday, let’s remember John Lewis and his fellow marchers not by words alone, but by re-dedicating ourselves to the cause for which they were beaten bloody. We must not rest until we enact the #FreedomtoVoteAct & the #JohnLewisVotingRightsAct.

From Rep. Garcia, representing Texas
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The right to vote is absolutely critical to our democracy.

@HouseDemocrats passed the #FreedomtoVoteAct to ensure every American has equal access to the ballot box. I urge my Senate colleagues to finish the job and stop #votersuppression hurting our communities.

From Rep. Soto, representing Florida
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Honored to attend a #MLKDay  event with @hainescity yesterday. Proud to announce our votes for #FreedomToVoteAct & #JohnLewis #VotingRightsAct. We will keep up the fight on voting rights for every American! 🇺🇸 🗳

From Sen. Gillibrand, representing New York
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Citizens United opened the floodgates to dark money that is corrupting our democracy. We must pass the #FreedomToVoteAct to get dark money out of our elections and shine a light on who is trying to influence and manipulate our democracy.

From Sen. Hollen, representing Maryland
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So where did the current Senate Rule come from? It is a total invention of Senators that empowers a minority of Senators by disempowering the overwhelming majority of the American people. That’s what it is.

How it looks in the context of the #FreedomtoVoteAct?

IN FAVOR: A duly elected President who won over 80 million votes; a majority of House of Reps, & 50 Senators representing 62% of the American people

OPPOSED: a minority of Senators representing a minority of the country.

From Rep. Lawrence, representing Michigan
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The #FreedomToVoteAct:
🔘strengthens vote by mail
🔘establishes Election Day as a national holiday
🔘expands ballot access
🔘ends partisan gerrymandering
The right to vote is at stake, and we must defend it.

Cited source — freedomtovote-cha.house.gov
From Sen. Hollen, representing Maryland
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Don’t be fooled: the filibuster is NOWHERE to be found in our Constitution. But you know what is? Clear rules for when a 2/3 vote is required. The Founders specified those cases where a supermajority vote is required. It doesn't apply to passing bills like the #FreedomToVoteAct.

From Sen. Cardin, representing Maryland
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Republican legislatures and governors have responded to the falsehoods of the 2020 election by restricting voting accessibility. The #BigLie has directly led to the disenfranchisement and suppression of the right to vote of millions of Americans.

Republicans want to make it harder for people to vote while the #FreedomtoVoteAct provides a basic federal “floor” protecting the right to vote. It includes commonsense items such uniform early voting; same-day voter registration; voting-by-mail, drop box and voter ID standards.