House Passes John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

Aug 26, 2021 | In the News, National Press Clips

Posted by Mitchell Atencio on Aug 25, 2021, Sojournes

The House of Representatives passed HR 4, known as the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, 219-212, which faith leaders and other voting rights advocates believe is a crucial step in voter protection.

“Tireless hours by members of Congress and civil rights leaders have brought the issue of federally mandated voter suppression to the forefront of conversations around American democracy,” Rev. Al Sharpton said in a news release through March On For Voting Rights. “This is only the start of the fight to move farther and farther away from the Jim Crow Era.”…

…Interfaith Power and Light, a religious group organizing around combatting climate change, tweeted earlier in August that “People of faith believe that for democracy to work for all of us, it must include us all. It’s time for the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to enact national standards for voting to ensure all of our voices are heard.” Read more here

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