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Martin Luther King Day & Voting Bills

By Charlotte Robinson, January 17, 2022

So here we are on Martin Luther King Day in 2022 with two basic voting bills in jeopardy because two so called Democratic Senators Arizona's Sinema & West Virginia's Manchin are playing into the Republican agenda to end our democracy. Kierra Johnson, National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund Executive Director stated, “The National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund urges the U.S. Senate to pass the Freedom to Vote Act & the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Voting rights are a cornerstone of our democratic process & have been under attack by conservative political extremists. These extremists have tried everything from partisan gerrymandering to mass purges of voter rolls in attempts to undermine the work of election officials, sow false doubt in legitimate election results & curb access to registering & casting votes. There are many things to be divided over but right now there is an opportunity to be aligned in eradicating barriers to voting. We have an opportunity to restore faith in the American people that there are still foundational values & inalienable rights that can hold us together. The right to vote is a baseline. It is an essential part to exercise our power & participate in our democracy. When LGBTQ+ Americans, People of Color & other marginalized populations vote in high numbers, elections are greatly impacted & it can make the difference in local, state & federal elections. The fear of losing power & the threat of losing an elected seat is not justification for our leaders to carve out LGBTQ+ folks, People of Color, women, poor people & so many other already marginalized groups from the political process.” Urge the U.S. Senate to pass these bills. For More Info…

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