The US Must Commit To Voting Rights Now

When it comes to voting rights, we are in the fight of our lives.
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When it comes to voting rights, we are in the fight of our lives.

This year alone, state legislatures introduced more than 400 voter suppression bills in 49 states, the US Supreme Court dealt yet another blow to critical voting protections, and there was a violent attack on the Capitol seeking to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

The United States must renew our commitment to democracy now.

Attacks on our democracy are tragically not new. The history of democracy in this country has never been a simple story of linear progress. But since the historic election of Barack Obama in 2008, the backlash against voting rights has intensified, and each day of inaction and each new assault threatens to turn a backslide on voting rights into a free fall.

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