This could be the path forward to insuring that Americans’ voting rights remain protected on the Federal level.

This is urgently needed as some states scramble to make voting more cumbersome, bureaucratic, and restrictive. 

Manchin, Murkowski call for bipartisan Voting Rights Act reauthorization

BY JORDAIN CARNEY 

JOE MANCHIN (D-W.Va.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) are urging congressional leaders to advance a reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act that could garner bipartisan support.

Manchin and Murkowski, moderate-minded senators at the center of the Senate, sent a letter on Monday to Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) saying that they “must not allow” voting to become a partisan issue.

“Inaction is not an option. Congress must come together – just as we have done time and again – to reaffirm our longstanding bipartisan commitment to free, accessible, and secure elections for all. We urge you to join us in calling for the bipartisan reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act through regular order. We can do this. We must do this,” they wrote in the letter.

We urgently need reauthorize the Federal Voting Rights Act. 

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