The former first lady and voting rights activist said (last night) that the Senate should also pass the For the People Act “as soon as possible — because there is nothing more important to the health and future of our democracy than safeguarding the right to vote.”
On Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed the proposal, which would help create a nationwide automatic voter registration system, expand mail-in voting, restore voting rights to people with a past felony and protect against state’s individual attempts to create restrictive new laws surrounding voter identification…
…”I’m so proud that we saw a record turnout in the 2020 election. I’m proud of all those who voted and volunteered to make sure that, even in the middle of a pandemic, Americans everywhere could exercise their unalienable right to vote.”
“But while we celebrate these historic gains, unfortunately too many leaders are working to reverse that progress and make it harder for people with every right to vote to cast a ballot,” she continued. “Our democracy remains under attack by the partisan and unpatriotic actions of those at the state level who are doing everything they can to curtail access to the ballot box.”
“Make no mistake — the idea that we cannot both hold secure elections and ensure that every eligible voter can make their voices heard is a false choice. It’s based on lies and it flies in the face of our history,” the former first lady said. “It is sad. It is infuriating. And it is a genuine threat to our future that must be taken seriously.”
RTFA. It’s white bread-Yahoo. But, most of it is useful, positive, supporting the ideals that forged the American Revolution, led it to victory against an established government owned and run by power-hungry royalists…not very different from today’s Republican Party.