More than 150 pro-democracy groups are calling on Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to change the filibuster rules and give them the right to vote.
The groups wrote to the Senate Majority Leader:
In the year since the terrorist attacks on the US Capitol, we have seen more and more dangerous attempts to undermine the very foundations of our democracy, from anti-voter registration bills already enacted in 19 countries to the unequal seizure of election officials in the area.
However, the Senate has not been able to pass a single law promoting our democracy and defending fair and free elections because Republicans are abusing the room’s filibuster law to restrict them.
The signatory bodies have written to urge the Senate Democrats to enact democratic and voting rights before Congress, using any legal means. These include the Freedom to Vote Act, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, the Protecting Our Democracy Act, and the DC statehood, among others.
The Freedom to Vote Act will change many of the anti-voting laws enacted this year – to protect the right to vote for all Americans, to prevent conflicts, to ban black money from billions of votes, and to ban terrorism. disrupting future elections;
The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act will restore and strengthen our voting rights by ensuring that any change in voting laws that selects voters on the basis of race or culture is monitored by the federal, so we all have a common voice and our rights are protected;
The Protection of Our Democracy Act will restore checks and standards and prevent future presidents from abusing their power to benefit or hinder power transitions; and,
Washington, DC Admission Act will give more than 700,000 citizens living in the capital our country a clear voice and vote in Congress, which all residents of DC were rejected on Jan. 6, 2021. Statehood will also allow DC to control the National Guard. , which can be called immediately to protect our Capitol and other sensitive pages.
We are encouraged by your recent statement that the Democrats are seriously considering reinstating the Senate to pave the way for the protection of voting rights. We hope that changing the law to ignore Republican barriers is the only way to establish democratic laws, and we urge you not to wait any longer.
On Thursday, thousands of Americans from all nations participated in more than 250 anniversary celebrations of the Capitol anniversary. Speakers will discuss what they heard when they saw terrorists attacking the Capitol House in an attempt to disrupt free and fair elections. Last January, our country came close to not having a strong peace change. One year is enough. We cannot wait for more violence to come to our country. By then, it may be too late.
The House of Representatives has already done its job. It is time for the Senate to do what is right for the American people, and to amend the Senate’s mandate to protect and strengthen our democracy. We call on our leaders in Congress to reform and respect their role in urgently addressing this important issue of democracy and the right to vote.
Democrats Need to Act Now to Save the Right to Vote
January 6, 2021, was an uprising against the United States government, as well as an uprising against democracy. 1/6 was also a revolutionary election. The election campaign began months ago at the Capitol when Donald Trump began to spread his big lies, and the insurgency intensified last year.
1/6 is a voting right with issues that go hand in hand. One cannot challenge the activities of the 1/6 and also oppose the right to vote.
Now is the time for the Senate to take action. Democrat groups are right. The House took action. President Biden is ready and is looking forward to signing the bill. Now is the time for the Senate to settle down and do its work.
Mr. Easley is the editor-in-chief. He is also the White House Press Pool and a DRM correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on human policy, and human management skills.
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