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To: Chair Senator Gary Peters of Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
DSCC Pass Both Voting Rights Bills or Don't Ask for Donations for 2022 Campaigns
It is vitally important to pass THE JOHN LEWIS VOTING RIGHTS ADVANCEMENT ACT & FOR THE PEOPLE ACT. Right now, the democrats in the senate have the power to make this happen. This can be done without the filibuster.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is supposed to represent Real Democrats. If it cannot muster enough votes to pass these bills, democrats should not donate to the committee for the 2022 elections
Why is this important?
FROM COMMON CAUSE:
" The two bills really depend on each other. While the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act will protect the right to vote, which is absolutely crucial as state legislatures across the country are creating new barriers to voting, the For the People Act will also move the ball forward by creating new national standards that expands the freedom to vote and makes our elections more accessible. Without the For the People Act, the Voting Rights Act would only combat current voter suppression efforts.
Both the For the People Act and John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act can combat efforts by Republican state legislators to restrict the right to vote (like the outrageous bill recently passed in Georgia). The For the People Act sets national standards so that every voter, regardless of our zip code, race, or background, has equal access to the ballot box. Likewise, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act includes checks and balances on state efforts that may suppress voting rights.
The reason Congress may pass the For the People Act first is because in order for the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to be effective, Congress needs more time to hold more hearings and gather evidence of contemporaneous voter suppression for the record to back up the provisions in the bill. This will put the bill on the soundest footing.
We need both to protect the right to vote and expand it to make our elections more accessible, safe, and fair with national standards for all voters. That’s why Congress needs to pass both the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act."