Senator Schumer Vows to Continue Pushing for Voting Rights Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a letter to Senate colleagues on Sunday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) vowed to continue working to pass legislation protecting the right to vote. While acknowledging that Republicans have filibustered attempts to pass both the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, Schumer argued that “just because Republicans will not join us doesn’t mean Democrats should stop fighting.” He stated Democrats would work to find “an alternative path forward to defend the most fundamental liberty we have as citizens” — an alternative path that could potentially include changes to the filibuster rules.

Read the letter here.