DNC on House Vote to Pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act
August 25, 2021
|In response to the House vote to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, DNC Chair Jaime Harrison released the following statement:
“While Republicans are working hard to enact anti-voter laws across the country, House Democrats have just voted to pass one of the most comprehensive expansions of voting rights since the Voting Rights Act was first codified in 1965. This bill honors the life and legacy of my dear friend John Lewis by preventing discriminatory voting laws, and protecting groups affected by unfair redistricting nationwide.
“We are grateful to Congress for their inspired leadership and action, but there is still work to do to send this bill and the For the People Act to President Biden’s desk. And through the DNC’s unprecedented $25 million expansion of our ‘I Will Vote’ voter protection and education initiative, Democrats will not stop fighting to safeguard our sacred right to vote.”