Washington, D.C. — The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) launched digital ads in Arizona and Georgia today urging constituents to thank Arizona Senators Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema and Georgia Senators Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock for supporting S. 1, the For the People Act. The ads are part of a larger coalition effort with End Citizens United / Let America Vote Action Fund (ECU) in support of the For the People Act.
WATCH: “Washington is Broken”
“Passing the For the People Act and reforming our democracy would supersede blatantly racist state voter suppression laws like Georgia’s and return power to the overwhelming majority of people in this country who want to see meaningful action on climate change,” said Justin Kwasa, LCV Voting Rights Program Director. “Thanks to Senators Kelly, Sinema, Ossoff, and Warnock we are one step closer to being a country where every eligible voter can participate equitably in our democracy, and where the people’s voice carries more weight than polluter CEOs’.”
Since the 2020 election, 43 states have already introduced, prefiled, or carried more than 250 bills to restrict or limit voting access this year, many intentionally written to suppress the record numbers of Black and Brown voters who overcame barriers to vote last year. The sweeping ‘Jim Crow 2.0’ elections bill enacted in Georgia last week is the latest example of hundreds of blatant attacks on Black voters who overcame barriers to vote in the 2020 election. Enacting the For the People Act will supersede these suppressive state laws and modernize the United States’ voting system to ensure a consistent and accessible process for voters across the country.
The full script of the Georgia ad is below.
“Washington is Broken”
Washington has been broken for too long
Senators Ossoff and Warnock are working to fix it
Taking on corruption
Reducing big money’s influence in our elections
Protecting voting rights
Tell Senators Ossoff and Warnock
Thank you for supporting the For the People Act
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