Voting rights are increasingly under attack throughout the country, and those attacks are attacks on our democracy. It is time to rally to support the Senate’s S1 legislation, which protects voting rights (see below for three rally locations this Friday, 7/2), and it is time to contact Senators Toomey and Casey to urge them to support voting rights and S1.
Voting is the linchpin of democracy and is arguably our most important right, for as Thomas Paine said, “[t]he right of voting for representatives is the primary right by which other rights are protected.” Disturbingly, GOP legislators and governors in many states are accelerating their attacks on voting rights. These attacks must be stopped, and the clearest way to parry them and ensure Americans’ precious voting rights is to pass S1 (the Senate’s companion bill to the House’s already-passed HR1 legislation).
Please call or write Senator Toomey and urge him to support S1. We are confident that Senator Casey will support S1, but please call or write him to let him know how important S1 is. And also urge him to eliminate (or “defang”) the filibuster, as that will most likely be necessary to pass S1 and the rest of President Biden’s agenda.
And please join us and our many progressive allies at one of the three rallies this Friday, 7/2 to support voting rights!