Last week, Congressmen Mike Turner (OH-10) and Jim Sensenbrenner (WI-5) wrote to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to ask the Senate to consider H.R. 1799, the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2019, to protect people’s right to vote.
“Congressman John Lewis bravely fought for all Americans to have an equal opportunity to vote,” said Turner, a cosponsor of H.R. 1799, the Voting Rights Amendment Act. “To honor his legacy, I am calling on the Senate to consider the Voting Rights Amendment Act, the only bipartisan solution to restore the historical Voting Rights Act. This bill provides court oversight to ensure everyone has equal access to voting and it should be moved to the President’s desk without delay.”
“John Lewis was an amazing man – a civil rights icon, my colleague, and my friend,” said Sensenbrenner. “His achievements as a leader and a legislator will be felt by generations to come. He truly made a difference. Some of my proudest accomplishments in Congress are those when I partnered with John to strengthen the Voting Rights Act to ensure all Americans have access to vote. John may no longer be with us but there is still much work to be done. I urge the Senate to take up H.R. 1799, the Voting Rights Amendment Act.”
To read the full letter, click here.