National Council of Jewish Women believes that our vote is our voice and our democracy is at its strongest when every voice is heard. With many states making it harder to vote, we need federal legislation to ensure our most fundamental freedom. The Freedom to Vote Act (HR 11 /S 1), introduced by Representative John Sarbanes (D-MD) and Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), would protect our democracy by implementing systemic changes to improve voter access, election integrity, and civic participation and empowerment. This bicameral legislation removes barriers to casting ballots that primarily impact Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and young people and sets new national standards for all people to easily and safely vote. Additionally, the bill would reduce the influence of big money in elections, create higher ethical standards for our elected officials, restore the right to vote for formerly and currently incarcerated individuals, and fix partisan gerrymandering. Congress must pass the Freedom to Vote Act to ensure every American has a voice and a vote in our democracy.