Speaker Pelosi announced that the House plans to walk the John Lewis Voting Rights Act adjacent week.
Speaker Pelosi said successful a connection provided to PoliticusUSA astir the instauration of The John Lewis Voting Rights Act:
The House contiguous is taking a momentous measurement to unafraid the ineffable close to ballot for generations to come. With the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, proudly introduced contiguous by Congresswoman Terri Sewell alongside Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, Democrats are warring backmost against an anti-democratic tide, protecting entree to the ballot container for each American and carrying connected the origin to which our beloved John Lewis devoted his full life.
A brazen, partisan run of elector suppression silences voters of colour crossed the federation and threatens to erode our democracy. Further, the Supreme Court’s disastrous determination in Shelby v. Holder opened the floodgates of elector suppression, allowing states with acheronian histories of bigotry and favoritism to walk hundreds of laws designed to support communities of colour from the ballot box. This twelvemonth alone, eighteen states person enacted 30 unsafe elector suppression laws, portion the Court has continued its battle connected the Voting Rights Act with its shameful determination in Brnovich v. DNC.
“As confirmed successful a recent House report, Congress has not lone an ironclad Constitutional mandate but a motivation work to enact H.R. 4 to combat destructive and discriminatory elector suppression. In doing so, we unrecorded up to the almighty bequest of this bill’s precocious namesake, Congressman Lewis: a titan of the Civil Rights Movement and a courageous champion for voting rights.
With the onslaught connected the franchise escalating and states opening the process of redistricting, we indispensable act. When the House returns connected August 23rd, Democrats program to walk H.R. 4 – and we anticipation it tin unafraid the bipartisan enactment this captious authorities deserves. We indispensable besides enact H.R. 1, the For The People Act, to guarantee that each American has a accidental successful the destiny of our democracy.
September Will Be The Month That Democrats Work On Passing Voting Rights
While the For The People Act has had trouble getting afloat Democratic enactment successful the Senate, the aforesaid is not the lawsuit for The John Lewis Voting Rights Act.
There person been rumbles for months astir Senate Democrats that the voting rights measure that has the champion accidental of getting a filibuster carve-out is the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. All 50 Democrats enactment it, and they privation to spot the Voting Rights Act restored.
September is going to beryllium the period of showdown to support voting rights, and bully quality is connected the skyline arsenic the House volition walk the John Lewis Voting Rights Act.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is besides a White House Press Pool and a Congressional analogous for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree successful Political Science. His postgraduate enactment focused connected nationalist policy, with a specialization successful societal betterment movements.
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