The January 6th attack by right-wing militants demonstrates the dangers facing our nation. I want the Senate to act now to protect our democracy and transform our political system into one that works for all Americans.
I call on you to do whatever is necessary to pass:
The Freedom to Vote Act, the most significant voting rights and anti-corruption bill in generations, will protect the freedom to vote for all Americans, prevent partisan politicians from sabotaging future elections, stop partisan gerrymandering and limit the influence of dark money so that billionaires can’t buy elections.
The Protecting Our Democracy Act, a historic pro-democracy-for-all package, will create and strengthen guardrails to prevent the abuse of presidential power and restore fundamental checks and balances in our government.
The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, which restores and strengthens our freedom to vote by making sure that any changes to voting rules that could discriminate against voters based on our race or background are federally reviewed, so we all have an equal say in our future, and our rights are protected.
DC Statehood. DC’s lack of Statehood directly impacted the length and scope of the Jan 6th attack. On January 6th, the President prevented DC’s National Guard from assisting at the Capitol. It was DC’s local police force which re-established control of the Capitol, and members of DC’s local police force gave their lives to defend our democracy. Statehood would also end more than 200 years of taxation without representation.
If we act now, we can help prevent another January 6th attack and realize the promise of democracy for all of us - no matter our color, zip code, or income - so we all have an equal say in the decisions that shape our daily lives and futures.
I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks.
▶ First sent on January 10, 2022 by Jessica