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LCV Applauds Reintroduction of the Freedom to Vote Act

Jul 18, 2023

Washington, D.C. — In response to the Senate and House reintroduction of the Freedom to Vote Act, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Democracy Program Director Justin Kwasa:

“Our right to vote is under relentless attacks from election deniers and proponents of the Big Lie. We’ve seen these threats through legislation to restrict voting rights and through the court decisions to dismantle protections for our democracy. The stakes for our democracy require bold legislation like the Freedom to Vote Act to expand and protect the freedom to vote, end partisan and racial gerrymandering, improve our broken campaign finance system, and restore transparency and accountability in our government. A free and fair democracy is vital to combat the climate crisis and environmental injustice — especially in historically excluded communities most burdened by pollution and environmental harm. Every voter in every community deserves to have their voice heard at the ballot box, regardless of their race, identity, disability, income, or zip code. Congress must swiftly act to pass the Freedom to Vote Act, in addition to the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act, and the Judiciary Act to ensure our elections are more equitable and just for all voters.”

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