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Congressman Schiff on House Passage of the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act

January 13, 2022

“The right to vote is the foundation of our democracy, the right upon which all others rest. Using the Big Lie of massive fraud in the last election, Republicans have been ushering in a new generation of Jim Crow laws around the country designed to make it harder for people of color to vote. Equally insidious, they are passing state laws to allow partisan bodies to overturn the results of the next presidential election.

“Today, House Democrats renewed our ongoing fight to preserve the right to vote by passing the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act and sending it to the Senate for urgent consideration. Hundreds of millions of Americans look to that historic body, hoping that it will recognize the profound peril of this moment and answer the call to defend the right to vote. Because nothing less than American democracy itself is on the line.”

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