Washington, D.C. — In response to the SCOTUS decision in the Brnovich v DNC ruling today, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released the following statement from Voting Rights Program Director Justin Kwasa:
“Today’s decision is both disappointing and damaging for the future of civic participation. Weakening the protections of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 in a year when 48 states have introduced bills limiting access to the ballot in ways that disproportionately affect communities of color is stupefying. We cannot fully combat climate change and address environmental injustice until everyone has the freedom to participate in our democracy. LCV remains committed to defending our most basic right and once again calls on Congress to pass the For The People Act and revamp the John Lewis Voting Rights Act in order to ensure that all communities have their voices heard in our democracy regardless of the intent or impact of these state laws.