Washington, D.C. — In response to yesterday’s Senate Rules Committee markup of S.1., the For The People Act, the League of Conservation Voters released the following statement from Voting Rights Program Director Justin Kwasa:
“The For The People Act is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create a democracy that values the voices of all communities by expanding and protecting voting rights, getting big money out of politics, and holding elected officials accountable for corruption. We applaud Senate Democrats for opposing the strategic silencing of the voices of Black, Indigenous and other communities of color from our democracy. Now, with the redistricting process beginning and local and state elections right around the corner, the Senate must work quickly to pass this bill once and for all. Enacting this legislation into law and unrigging our political system would return power to the overwhelming majority of people in this country who want to see meaningful action on climate change and clean energy. We can’t wait any longer.”
In case you missed it, PennFuture’s Democracy for All program launched an ad today with a coalition of Allentown-business owners and environmental organizations calling on Senator Pat Toomey to support S.1., the For the People Act. And in late-March, LCV launched digital ads in Georgia and Arizona thanking the state’s senators for supporting S. 1.