The Texas legislature passed sweeping legislation with a singular aim: making it harder for Texans to vote.
Congress must act to protect voting rights for all Americans by passing the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.https://t.co/18QJVWNI0X
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) September 1, 2021
Texas has closed 750 polling places since 2013. Now the state just passed the worst voter suppression law in the country. Mail ballot drop boxes banned. Partisan poll watchers empowered. Voters of color suppressed. When are we going to wake up and pass federal voting legislation?
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) September 1, 2021
The Texas legislature just passed its egregious voter suppression bill.
Meanwhile, voting rights legislation languishes in the Senate because Manchin and Sinema refuse to work around the filibuster.
This is how democracy dies.
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) August 31, 2021
Texas is on the verge of passing the nation’s most anti-democracy voting restrictions.
Meanwhile, voting rights legislation will languish in the Senate because Manchin and Sinema refuse to work around the filibuster.
I am furious and you should be, too.
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) August 25, 2021
Congressman John Lewis was an American hero who dedicated his life to fighting for our nation’s highest ideals. Today, the House of Representatives honored Congressman Lewis by passing his namesake legislation, which restores and expands the historic Voting Rights Act.
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) August 25, 2021
The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act is a landmark piece of legislation, restoring the guidelines and protections fought for by its namesake.
I’m proud to have voted for it and that the House once again is doing its part to protect the vote. https://t.co/rFEZfZrrhS
— Ro Khanna (@RoKhanna) August 25, 2021
If Biden and the Democrats want to maintain control of the House and Senate next year, the only possible way of doing that is filibuster reform followed by democracy reform followed by big legislation and automatic stabilizers. You’re running out of time.
— Scott Santens 🧢🏄♂️ (@scottsantens) August 24, 2021
Democracy will die if strong voting rights legislation is not passed urgently. It’s that stark. The filibuster was a tool for segregationists. It’s time for Biden & Schumer to play hardball with Dem senators whose filibuster fantasies will enable fascism.https://t.co/FAKIiNF4CX
— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@joncoopertweets) August 12, 2021
The Voting Rights Act remains one of the most important pieces of legislation in our nation’s history. It is estimated that in the five years after passage, almost as many Black Americans registered to vote in some southern states as in the 100 years prior to 1965.
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) August 6, 2021
This is an all-hands-on-deck situation that requires transformative legislation. It requires an end to fossil fuel subsidies, a clean energy standard, and massive investments in renewable energy generation and energy efficiency.https://t.co/6TEDpBd9db
— Ro Khanna (@RoKhanna) August 10, 2021