Democratic Legislators Form Voting Rights Council
WASHINGTON, D.C.—In a new effort to push back against state Republicans and their voter suppression agenda, the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) has formed a voting rights council that will “convene legislators to strategize about fighting GOP voter suppression — legislatively or judicially — and access national resources in the fight to preserve Americans’ political freedoms.” The new group was formed as the number of Republican voter suppression bills introduced in state legislatures across the country exceed 400, and as Democrats look ahead to the redistricting process and other changes to the legislative landscape that could affect the 2022 election.
Represented on the council are Democrats from legislatures in key swing states such as Nevada, Michigan, Georgia, Arizona, Florida, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. “As we’ve seen before, Republicans are so terrified of being held accountable by the voters that they’ll stop at nothing to strengthen their grip on power,” said DLCC President Jessica Post. “Our country was founded on the principle that Americans should have a say in how they’re governed, and state Democrats are ready to stand up and fight for the right to vote.”
Read the DLCC’s full statement here.