Mark Kelly: Senate should pass John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act
Today, as America honors the memory of John Lewis, Mark Kelly is calling on the Senate to take up and pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. The bill, passed by the House and reintroduced in the Senate to honor the late civil rights hero, would restore and modernize the Voting Rights Act that John Lewis fought for and give the federal government more tools to eliminate discriminatory voting laws.
“The death of John Lewis has left a hole in the fabric of our nation, and each of us is challenged to answer how we are going to carry on his work to combat racial injustice,” said Mark Kelly. “For the United States Senate, one of those answers is obvious: they must take up and pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to guarantee that every American, regardless of race, can exercise their right to vote. Black Lives Matter, and the ability of Black Americans to freely and safely exercise their right to vote in America matters.”