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For Immediate Release

Kiren Marshall,, 202.780.9835

Congress Must Reject Partisan Efforts to Subvert Democracy


LaShawn Warren, executive vice president of government affairs at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement regarding efforts by some Republicans to challenge the Electoral College results:

"In a shameful disregard for our democracy, some Republicans are attempting to change the outcome of the election and discount the votes of communities of color. In America, voters choose our leaders, our leaders do not choose their voters. Rather than engaging in this reckless, undemocratic behavior, lawmakers should be working to provide pandemic relief and strengthen our democracy. All members of Congress must reject this disgraceful attempt to undermine the will of voters."

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States. Through advocacy and outreach to targeted constituencies, The Leadership Conference works toward the goal of a more open and just society - an America as good as its ideals.

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