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MoveOn Executive Director Rahna Epting Statement on President Biden’s Voting Rights Speech

“Today, the President gave a forceful and important speech about the grave and growing threat to our democracy and the right to vote. 

“Now it is time for action. And this is not and cannot be a time for politics as usual. 

“It has been more than 100 days since the House passed the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. And every day Republicans are allowed to filibuster this bill is another day the forces seeking to undermine our democracy get stronger. 

“It is far past time for the Senate to act. 

“What happens over the next few weeks in Congress will determine whether we continue to have free and fair elections in this nation or whether we are going to continue to allow one party to destroy the great American experiment systematically. 

“We can either have a democracy or we can have the filibuster. But Republicans have proven we can’t have both. 

“It is time to call the vote. And for Congress to protect the right to vote in this country. 

“Our millions of members, in every state and every congressional district, are watching and will remember who defended the right to vote and who chose to play politics in this moment of great threat.”