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LCV Statement on the Reintroduction of the Protecting Our Democracy Act

Jul 27, 2023

Washington, D.C. — In response to the reintroduction of the Protecting Our Democracy Act in the House, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Senior Director of Judiciary & Democracy Doug Lindner:

“The integrity of our democratic institutions has been eroded by politicians who have put personal, corporate, and polluter interests before the rights of the people, and who have abused their offices to protect and enrich themselves, distort our elections, and target their political opponents. With critical elections quickly approaching, LCV is proud to support the reintroduction of the Protecting Our Democracy Act to defend against abuse of power and corruption in the executive branch, strengthen accountability and transparency, shore up checks and balances, and safeguard the integrity of our democracy. Holding elected officials accountable and preventing abuse of power is critical to ensuring our democracy works for all people, especially communities historically excluded from political processes. We need Congress to pass the Protecting Our Democracy Act in addition to other critical democracy legislation including the Freedom to Vote Act, John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, Washington, D.C. Admission Act, and Judiciary Act.”