Hanover County Democratic Committee

Moving Hanover Forward

Action 1:

Support the right to vote:

Last week Senator Amy Klobuchar introduced the The Freedom to Vote Act in the U.S. Senate. The bill offers widespread protections for voting rights and would apply to every state. All 48 Democratic senators and the two senators who caucus with the Democrats have pledged to support the bill, but it will need 60 votes to pass in the Senate. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) believes he can get 10 Republicans to support the bill. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says the bill will get no Republican votes. If McConnell is right and Manchin can’t get 10 Republican votes, the only way for the bill to pass is if Democrats change the Senate rules to eliminate the filibuster.

Tell Senator Manchin (202-224-3954), Senator Kaine (202-224-4024) and Senator Warner (202-224-2023) that you support this bill and want to see it passed even if it means eliminating the filibuster. Voting rights are essential to our democracy; the filibuster isn’t.