August 24, 2021
Contact: Matt Handverger, 508-561-5226
Pocan Votes to Protect the Right to Vote
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) issued the following statement after House passage of H.R. 4, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, restoring protections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
“The right to vote is the most sacred right we have as Americans. But in states across the country, including Wisconsin, legislators are making it harder for folks to vote by passing restrictive voting laws at breakneck speeds. It’s time we put a stop to that. Today, I voted to protect all voters from discrimination by restoring and strengthening the protections of the Voting Rights Act, protecting our democracy, and protecting the right to vote for all. The Senate must immediately take up and pass this bill, as well as H.R. 1, the For The People Act, to further protect our elections from dark money, gerrymandering, and corruption.”