WASHINGTON, D.C. — The anniversary of the violent attempt to overturn the 2020 election and disenfranchise primarily Black voters is a reminder that Congress and the president must take action to strengthen election safeguards and secure the right to vote. The National Wildlife Federation urges the passage of the Freedom to Vote Act and John Lewis Voting Rights Act.
“Everything we have learned since January 6, 2021 has further underscored the fragility of our republic and how good intentions alone cannot sustain our democratic institutions,” said Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation. “A strong, functioning democracy, free and fair elections, and safe and sure access to the ballot are all essential to our work in support of people and wildlife. Now more than ever, we need our leaders to come together and find a path forward to pass the Freedom to Vote Act and John Lewis Voting Rights Act to safeguard our democracy and voting rights for all Americans."
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