Policy Statements

Debate on Freedom to Vote Act Blocked

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WASHINGTON – Along a party line vote, today the Senate blocked legislation that will help realize the promise of our democracy from even being debated. National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Chief Policy Officer Jody Rabhan released the following statement: 

“In 2021 alone, 19 states have enacted 33 laws making it harder for people to vote — primarily people of color, individuals with disabilities, low-income voters, and those who are already disempowered in our society. The Freedom to Vote Act is essential to ensuring that every eligible person can cast a ballot and have their vote counted. We are disappointed that opponents to this bill won’t even allow it to move forward for debate.  National Council of Jewish Women urges the Senate not to let any procedural barriers stand in the way of meaningful and transformational change. Our democracy works best when we all can participate.”

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