CWA Supports President Biden’s Call for Action on Voting Rights

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

In today’s powerful speech on voting rights, President Biden sent a clear message to members of the United States Senate: voting rights are essential to our democracy, and failing to act is not acceptable.

The Senate’s antiquated filibuster rules require a supermajority to protect millions of working people from being disenfranchised, while egregious voter suppression laws are being enacted with a simple majority vote in many states. As Biden noted, these rules impede progress, preventing true discussion and deliberation. They have been so abused that they prevent bills from even coming to the floor for a simple debate. They allow politicians to avoid responsibility for their actions by providing an excuse for not taking any action at all.

In his speech, Biden said that “[t]he right to vote and have that vote count, it is democracy’s threshold liberty. Without it, nothing is possible. But with it, anything is possible.” We wholeheartedly agree with the President and support his call for the Senate to take immediate action to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and the Freedom to Vote Act before it is too late. CWA won’t stop fighting until our members’ sacred right to vote is protected.

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