In response to the failure of the For the People Act (S. 1) to muster the 60-vote supermajority necessary to advance in the Senate, Democrats are revising the bill in hopes of attracting more support (all 50 Republican senators voted against it earlier this summer). The legislation remains among the Biden administration’s top priorities. According to the Brennan Center, as of mid-May nearly 400 bills with restrictive provisions had been introduced in 48 states. NEA continues to work with our labor and civil rights partners to make sure a voting rights bill comes up again. In the meantime, the Senate must continue to hear from us about the importance of this legislation and the need to ensure nationwide access to the right to vote, the bedrock of our democracy.
Email your senators and tell them to support S. 1 to strengthen our democracy and end voter suppression.