Yesterday on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports, American Bridge 21st Century Co-Chair Gov. Deval Patrick highlighted the importance of passing the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act – important legislation that will lower barriers to voting, reform campaign finance, and curb gerrymandering.
One year after a violent mob attacked our Capitol, Republicans are still pushing conspiracies, sowing doubt in our election systems, and using these lies to justify voter suppression legislation in states across the country.
Gov. Deval Patrick: “I’d start off by being frustrated by the fact that not a single Republican in the Senate and I think it’s true in the House as well, has been willing to stand up for something so central to a functioning, participatory democracy and that’s fair access to the ballot. I think the more important question today is where are those members?”