CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON SUPREME COURT DECISION RESTRICTING VOTING RIGHTS
WASHINGTON, DC – Following the Supreme Court’s ruling in Brnovich v. DNC, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) released the following statement:
“Today’s Supreme Court decision reinforces what we already know: voting rights are under assault in America and we must act with the fierce urgency of now to end the era of voter suppression once and for all. As Republicans throughout the country work night and day to make it harder to vote and easier to steal an election, the time has come to tackle the voter suppression epidemic.
The late, great Congressman John Lewis made it clear to us that when we see wrong, when we see injustice, when we see things that need to change, we should find a way to get in the way. That is why House Democrats have put forth H.R. 1, the For the People Act, and are preparing the John Lewis Voting Rights Act: to bring our democracy back to life.
The right to vote is fundamental to our democracy. Every single American regardless of race, regardless of gender, regardless of ZIP code, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity and regardless of religion must have an equal opportunity to have their voice heard. As long as Republicans continue to play games in an attempt to undermine our democracy and rig elections in their favor, House Democrats will be there to stand up for a republic that reflects the participation of all Americans.”
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