He’s right, you know. We like to think of our nation’s democracy as preserving the rights of all citizens, and first among those is the right to vote. But that battle is nowhere near done, and there’s a crucial turning point happening as we speak.
The Republicans don’t want you to vote. They want to make it harder for you - for everyone - to vote. When lines are long and there are obstacles to casting ballots, they know they are silencing other voices, letting their minority voice ring loud. They want to concentrate control and power among themselves and their allies. They know when we vote, we win.
On Tuesday, President Biden drew a line in the sand, making it very clear what this battle was about. Biden asked each of us which side of history we want to be on: “Do you want to be on the side of Dr. King or George Wallace? Do you want to be on the side of John Lewis or Bull Connor? Do you want to be on the side of Abraham Lincoln or Jefferson Davis?”
“Do you want to be on the side of Dr. King or George Wallace? Do you want to be on the side of John Lewis or Bull Connor? Do you want to be on the side of Abraham Lincoln or Jefferson Davis?”
I know which side I am on. I support the passing of both the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and the Freedom to Vote Act.
We need to put the teeth back into the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
We need to stop diluting the efforts of those who have labored and fought to ensure all Americans have the right to vote in our free and fair elections.
Tonight, we’ve added my Issue Statement on Voting Rights to karlen4missouri.com.