WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chairwoman of the Committee on Rules and Administration with oversight over federal elections and campaign finance law and a senior member of the Judiciary Committee, issued the statement below on the Senate introduction of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act:
“Following the 2020 elections in which more Americans voted than ever before, we have seen unprecedented attacks on the freedom to vote in states across the country. We must fight back,” said Klobuchar. “The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act will restore and strengthen key portions of the Voting Rights Act, including provisions to prohibit discriminatory practices that keep people from the ballot box. This legislation complements the Freedom to Vote Act, which I introduced alongside seven of my Democratic colleagues to set basic national standards to make sure all Americans can vote in the way that works best for them, regardless of their zip code.”
“Congressman Lewis never stopped working for our democracy. He never gave up on justice. He continued pushing forward until the very end. Now, it is on us in the Senate to honor his legacy by protecting voting rights, passing these bills, and getting them to President Biden’s desk to sign into law,” concluded Klobuchar.
A section-by-section analysis of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act can be found here.
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