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Help sisters urge the Senate to pass voting rights legislation

 Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet

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The right to vote is foundational to our form of government. Voting allows citizens to have a say in decisions that affect our lives and to be fairly represented by officials who are responsive to our needs.

The cry of our dear neighbor impels us as Sisters of St. Joseph, together with our associates and companions, to commit ourselves to work towards dismantling interlocking systems of oppression, including those that would limit access to voting.

The latest update from Congress

Senator Majority Leader Chuck Schumer will bring elections and voting legislation to the Senate floor in the coming days, probably before Monday, January 17 (Dr. Martin Luther King Day), using existing congressional rules to evade an initial filibuster from those opposed to the bill.

Here is how it will work.

  • On Thursday, January 13 the House passed a new bill, H.R. 5746 Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act, which combines the Freedom to Vote Act and John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.
  • The new bill from House will then be sent to the Senate as a “message.”
  • Because the bill will be sent to the Senate as a “message” from the House, it will not be subject to an initial filibuster by the Republicans and will be debated on the floor.
  • The debate in the Senate can happen as early as tomorrow, Friday, January 14.

Take action with us

We encourage everyone to contact your U.S. senators using the forms below. Please reach out to them every day until this legislation is passed.

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3 thoughts on “Help sisters urge the Senate to pass voting rights legislation”

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    Cecelia B Barrett Voivedich

    I imagine in this USA we as a people will always desire to improve and move forward. The John Lewis Voting Rights Bill does just that for people. Why would you wish to take away the fundamental rights of people.
    All people, citizens of these United States, have the right to cast their ballot in a way that does not add so much extra burden.
    Thank you

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    Please support voting rights act, that leaders like John Lewis have supported with their lives to make sure all americans have the right to vote without difficulty and have their vote protected.

    Thank you

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