ASBC Statement about Senate Vote on the For the People Act S1
While the decision by every Republican Senator to block even beginning debate is disappointing, as of this writing the For the People Act S1 remains an open question, however, one we must answer with a resounding yea. This is the beginning of a long journey ahead to transform our democracy into one that represents, reflects, and serves all of us.
We expect there will be much debate in the coming weeks and months as we fight to protect our freedom to vote and ensure that we all have a say in the key decisions that impact our lives. Our lives and the health and prosperity of our business rely on it. To preserve and protect the diversity that has built, protected and served this country, we deserve the freedom to vote in a transparent process we trust so we can elect leaders who deliver for us on the issues that most impact us, from creating jobs to providing affordable care.
Failure is not an option. Congress must pass the For the People Act to create national standards to ensure that we can safely and freely cast our ballots, have our voices heard, and elect leaders who deliver on our priorities.