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Indivisible on Senate Republicans Blocking the John Lewis Voting Rights Act

WASHINGTON -

Today, Meagan Hatcher-Mays, Director of Democracy Policy, issued the following statement: 

“John Lewis dedicated his life to being a fierce and resilient champion for democracy in the face of impossible odds. He quite literally put his life on the line to protect our democracy from sometimes violent attacks by conservatives and right-wing extremists seeking to undermine the right to vote. 

“Today, the bill that bears his name, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, joined a slew of critical democracy reforms that have been blocked this year because of the outdated, racist filibuster -- even with the last minute appearance of a single Republican, Lisa Murkowski, willing to vote in favor. If Senate Democrats truly want to honor the legacy of Congressman Lewis and pass meaningful democracy reform, they must go beyond naming a bill after him and bringing it to the floor for a performative vote. 

“We’ve had enough of these theatrics. We all know that what comes next is what needs to come first: Senate Democrats must fix the Senate rules and remove the filibuster from the Senate Republicans’ obstructionist toolbox.”

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