Sarbanes Applauds Senate Introduction of Historic Legislation to Restore the Voting Rights Act

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October 5, 2021
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today applauded the Senate introduction of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, a bill that would restore the full strength of the Voting Rights Act.

“I am pleased the Senate has introduced the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act today and urge its swift passage,” said Congressman Sarbanes.

“The Supreme Court’s rollback of voting protections in Shelby County v. Holder – and more recently in Brnovich v. DNC – must be addressed and this legislation is carefully crafted for that purpose. Alongside the Freedom to Vote Act, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act will ensure all Americans can freely and fairly exercise their right to vote. At this fragile time for our democracy, there is no more important priority.”