Outdated, racist voter suppression laws that disenfranchise the formerly incarcerated have no place in New York. No one should be excluded from our democracy because of Jim Crow-relic voting laws or as a result of our deeply broken criminal justice system.
Following Senate Hearing On Voting Rights, Stand Up America Urges Swift Passage of Voting Rights Legislation Through Congress
Every American—no matter our race or our zip code—should be able to exercise our constitutional right to vote. Yet for generations, policymakers have erected deliberate barriers to voting in a brazen attempt to keep tens of millions of eligible citizens—especially Black, Brown, and Indigenous Americans—from casting ballots.
Earlier today, following the announcement that Democratic lawmakers have introduced the Judiciary Act of 2021 to expand the United States Supreme Court by adding four seats to the bench, members of the Unrig the Courts coalition joined Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) and Congressman Mondaire Jones (D-NY) to urge Congress to pass the historic bill.