ICYMI: Reintroduction of Freedom to Vote Act Shows Stark Contrast From MAGA Voter Intimidation Bill

Democrats respond to draconian MAGA voter suppression bill with counter-legislation protecting voting rights

“Our elected officials should be making it easier, not harder, for us to vote”

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday, House and Senate Democrats reintroduced the Freedom to Vote Act as a direct response to the extreme voter intimidation act that House Republicans introduced last week. Democrats’ rival bill is a measure against the MAGA bill which Leader Jeffries said would “turn back the clock” on democracy. The Freedom to Vote Act would actively work to protect voters in marginalized communities from disenfranchisement, a clear contrast from the MAGA voter intimidation act that would make voting harder for those very communities and flame the fires of election lies and distrust in democracy. Democrats yesterday made their stance on the issue clear – they’re ready to fight to protect and ensure voting protections and stand up to MAGA extremists in the House.

Statements from Democratic leadership and representatives on the fight for voting rights below:

“Democracy is facing unprecedented threats… We know that in order to make real progress on the issues we care about, the foundation of our democracy must be strong,” said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. 

“We are locked in an existential struggle here in the United States of America, between the forces of democracy and the forces of autocracy. Between freedom and tyranny, between truth … and propaganda,” said House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries. 

“MAGA extremists are working to restrict voter access, to undermine faith in our elections and to dilute the power of the Black vote,” said Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL). 

Courage for America’s Senior Advisor, José Morales, Jr., gave a video statement from the Capitol. Watch here.


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