One year ago today, MAGA militants stormed the Capitol in a deadly and shocking attempt to overturn the will of the people. Incited by then-President Trump and his fellow Republicans, they stormed the capitol in an attempt to overturn our election then tried to cover up their role in this violence.
They failed, but Republican legislatures across the country are working overtime to make sure they won’t fail the next time around. They continue to spread lies about our elections and our government to keep their supporters engaged and enraged. They're intentionally peddling disinformation to undermine our freedom to vote and passing bills that seek to control election outcomes, criminalize election officials for doing their jobs, and give partisan poll watchers the ability to harass and intimidate voters.
This January 6, Americans across race, place, party, and background are coming together to say that in America, the voters decide the outcome of our elections.
We need our U.S. Senators to exercise their majority and pass the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Together, these bills will create national standards that protect our rights, ensure that trusted local election officials count every vote, and prevent partisan politicians from sabotaging the results of our elections.
Will you send a message to your senators urging them to pass both of these essential bills?