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Only one Republican supports the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) joined all 50 Democrats in voting to advance the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R. 4). “Voting rights are fundamental to our democracy and how we protect them defines us as a nation,” she said. “Every American deserves equal opportunity to participate in our electoral system and political process, and this bill provides a starting point as we seek broader bipartisan consensus on how best to ensure that.”

The bill failed to advance, however, because every other Republican voted against it. The Senate rule known as the filibuster requires a 60-vote supermajority to bring most bills to the floor, where they can then be passed by a simple majority of 51.

We cannot allow Senate rules and procedures to block this critical legislation. H.R. 4 would reverse dangerous, undemocratic trends flowing from Supreme Court rulings: Shelby v. Holder, decided in 2013, which invalidated the crucial “preclearance” provision of the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act and Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee, decided just a few months ago, which further weakened the law. This year alone, 19 states have enacted 33 laws that will make it harder for Americans to vote, according to the Brennan Center for Justice. To reverse the effects of these voter suppression laws, Congress must act quickly and pass H.R. 4.


Email your senators and tell them to protect our democracy by protecting our right to vote.

27 responses to “Only one Republican supports the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

  1. Thank you Senator Murkowski for voting to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Restoration Bill.

    One vote per American without gerrymandering is the only way to determine a winner in a democracy.

    Thank you!!!

    1. Thank you for being bipartisan. We need more congress members to vote for items that are good for America and its populace regardless of which party comes up with a good plan.

    2. Mil gracias, I appreciate that you have the vision and the integrity to do what is right. Your YES vote was the right and moral thing to do. Keeping our democracy from being destroyed for people of color during these racist and divided times is crucial. Thank you again for doing what is RIGHT and MORAL.

  2. Thank you Senator Murkowski. We all deserve to have our voting rights protected from those, even Republican elected officials who would destroy those rights. Those who would deny our voting rights, must be voted out of office, because they do not represent all Americans and the Constitution of the United States.

  3. If my words will not be published, my approach to the grit of what we must deal with today and, for decades, within elements from the washed out extreme right, then why talk to me? ok then…yay murkowski !! Let’s be safe and hold back what’s really in the hearts of those who will never be published here. I see what hateful and angry baggage is brought into schools, passed from radical Q parents to teens and youngsters. WHAT world do these OTHER members of House and Senate live in? What will it lead to if we cannot pass a simple voting rights act? again and again, as the name of the act grows in words, as those who are trying to hold out with the filibuster and, hold out to please certain constituents with power and wealth, as the base voters for those holding back a supermajority move forward in their bubbles of hate, anger and ignorance. What does all this lead to? Why doesn’t somebody say what it is? Do you really feel safe? Will the new voters feel safe? I don’t think so. Wake up Congress. (I know… I will not be published)

  4. WAKE UP DEMOs!!! GET RID OF THE F**KIN’ JIM CROW CRAP NOW! NO FILIBUSTER AND YOU COULD HAVE PASSED THE “JLVRAA” ALREADY WITH 51 VOTES!!! HEY, WHEN THE CRAZY gQp/trumplicants START TO TAKE OVER AFTER 2022, THE FIRST THING they WILL DO IS TO “GET RID OF THE FILIBUSTER”!!! THE gQp/trumplicants ARE TWISTING THE RULES OF DEMOCRACY TO DEFEAT OUR VERY OWN DEMOCRACY!!! they ONLY NEED TO GAIN CONTROL OF A FEW MORE STATE LEGISLATIONS AND they CAN HOLD A CONVENTION TO CHANGE OUR CONSTITUTION!!!!!!! BIG MONEY TALKS!!! AFTER 2022 trumps militias = NAZI BROWNSHIRTS!!! 2024 GET READY FOR DEMO ARRESTS & MASS DEPORTATIONS!!! BYE!

  5. These top-key parts of the legislation require the attention from you all. It is the best way to show democracy for all.

  6. How long will it take to move through and beyond what comes from common sense , logic and, the only right thing to do? The young people and children of today will come to terms with voting rights and finally, human rights for all. This new tomorrow hopefully will bring the just changes that are worked through democratic and peaceful measures. OR, needed legislation may lead to ugliness, civil fight, word and action that blow up the streets. What has come before simply because of frustration and desperation due to the consistent ignorance of those who kept voting rights complicated and a far reach? And now, what might come because of those who allow and promote certain human rights and freedoms to remain unresolved in the present? Someday the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of certain leaders in our ‘present’ House and Senate will not look fondly upon their inaction, and will not be proud of their legacy.

  7. WHEN YOUR ONLY HEALTH CARE PLAN IS RATIONED HEALTH CARE, THE ONLY WAY THE BANANA REPUBLICANS STAY IN POWER IS TO SUPPRESS VOTES!

  8. For the first time since the 1790 census, the percentage of US White people decreased. Our country has changed. WELCOME! Suppressing the vote to ensure an antiquated and non-reprepresentative status quo is not the basis of our nation. Vote FOR the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.

  9. Every member of Congress should support legislation to ensure the right to vote, regardless of party affiliation.

  10. To all Senators
    Please pass both the Freedom to Vote Act and The John Lewis voter bill. This is crucial and Imperative to save our democracy. Our children and our lives depend on having the right to vote and have a free and fair democracy. Our vote is our voice. Please don’t let one party take our rights away and our Freedom of speech.

  11. I think that our politicians in both sides are a bunch of little children that just want to fight, dispute and argue – no agreeing in anything! so disappointed it makes me sick! What happened to our country, makes me want to cry. All they was us money and do nothing!

  12. Pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act Bill.
    IT is the basis for democracy that we, the people, speak through our right to vote!

  13. Dear Facebook and Twitter Followers:

    The John Lewis Voting Rights Restoration Bill just passed the Senate Committe for a vote. Please contact your Congressperson to pass it in the House and the Senat The. Link is below.

    Thanks,
    Paul Roden

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