The State of Democracy: The 2022 Midterms and Beyond
Dec 9, 2022
Washington, D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from President Gene Karpinski on today’s remarks from President Biden and Vice President Harris in Atlanta:
“We couldn’t agree more with President Biden and Vice President Harris that the Senate must immediately pass the Freedom to Vote Act, John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, Protecting Our Democracy Act, and Washington, D.C. Admission Act. The fundamental right to vote — the cornerstone of our democracy — is too important to let the filibuster stand in the way. If Republican senators continue to obstruct legislation to protect voting rights, Democratic senators must change the Senate’s rules in order to ensure every voter’s voice is heard. Our democracy cannot wait any longer.”
LCV also issued a memo on the fight for voting rights, laying out the need for urgent action on democracy and overwhelming support for voting rights legislation.