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LCV Statement on Freedom to Vote Act

Sep 14, 2021

Contact: Emily Samsel,, 828-713-9647

Washington, D.C. — In response to the introduction of the Freedom to Vote Act, the League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement from Vice President of Civic Engagement Matt Davis:

β€œThe Freedom to Vote Act is a critical step forward to ensuring free and fair elections in the United States following months of delay and obstruction by Republican Senators utilizing the archaic filibuster rule. The communities targeted by voter suppression β€” people of color, young people, those who have a disability, and indigenous people β€” also face the burden of environmental harms that threaten our air, water, and climate. The Senate must prioritize protecting our democracy by swiftly taking up and passing the Freedom to Vote Act and returning power to the overwhelming majority of people in this country who want to see meaningful action on climate and clean energy.”

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