Asian Americans Advancing Justice Organizations Say Senators Failed American Voters

​​​​​​​by Not Moving the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to a Full Floor Debate
For Immediate Release
Michelle Boykins (202) 296-2300, ext. 0144

Washington, D.C. — After the Senate failed to advance the bipartisan John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to a full floor debate, the Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Chicago, and Los Angeles affiliates of Asian Americans Advancing Justice, issue the following statement:

“Voters need a Congress that protects them from voter suppression efforts and today we see that many politicians in Congress failed to do so by refusing to move the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act forward. 

Inaction is not an option. As long as the John Lewis VRAA is not passed, voters in communities of color will continue to face suppression and corrupt politicians will continue their assault on our democracy. Refusing to allow the Senate to debate a bill that has had a long history of overwhelming bipartisan support is unacceptable.

We are past asking and we demand our Senators to do right by voters and enact a voting rights law that will protect our right to vote and achieve a stronger democracy for all.”