In response to the introduction of the Freedom to Vote Act, Jana Morgan, director of the Declaration for American Democracy coalition, issued the following response:
“The Declaration for American Democracy is pleased to see Senate Democrats come together to put forward a transformative bill that will bring us closer to a democracy that is truly of, by, and for the people.
“The introduction of the Freedom to Vote Act indicates that the effort to advance legislation to protect our freedom to vote is alive and continues to forge ahead, thanks to the thousands of Americans across the country who have been showing up in their communities, making their voices heard, and calling on their representatives in Congress to act swiftly and boldly to protect our sacred right to vote, end partisan gerrymandering, and tackle dark money in politics.
“We remain encouraged by the progress made by Senate Democrats after months of delay and obstruction by Republican Senators’ use of the Jim Crow filibuster. We thank Senators Klobuchar, Merkley, Padilla, Warnock, Kaine, King, Manchin, Tester and Schumer for their tireless efforts throughout the summer to reach agreement on this updated bill. Our coalition looks forward to reviewing the revised legislation in greater detail in the coming days.”