ASBN Applauds POTUS on Call for Senate to Get Voting Rights Legislation Passed

Media Release

Washington, DC – The American Sustainable Business Network (ASBN) supports President Biden’s call on the Senate to change its rules in whatever way is necessary to pass voting rights legislation to protect the fundamentals of American democracy. Democracy is the cornerstone of our economy. While the Senate continues to debate voting rights legislation, it is critical to note that business owners’ voices in many states are being suppressed, particularly those in communities of color. The Senate must do its part to protect every eligible American’s right to vote and guarantee that election results are respected by passing fair and transparent voting rights legislation.  

Failing to pass voting rights legislation that protects our democracy threatens our economy. Allowed to continue, these anti-democracy actions will result in autocratic government that will be unsupportive of the entrepreneurs who drive our local, state, and national economies. Changing Senate rules to expedite important legislation is neither new nor radical. The body already allows more than 160 types of votes and legislation to pass by a simple majority, including just in the last few weeks bypassing the filibuster rules to pass an increase in the debt ceiling.  

ASBN supports immediate Senate passage of the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.  

American Sustainable Business Network (ASBN) is a movement builder in partnership with the business and investor community. ASBN develops and advocates solutions for policymakers, business leaders, and investors that support an equitable, regenerative, and just economy that benefits all⁠ – people and planet. As a multi-issue, membership organization advocating on behalf of every business sector, size, and geography, ASBN and its association members collectively represent over 250,000 businesses across our networks. ASBN was founded through the merger of the American Sustainable Business Council and Social Venture Circle.