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West Virginia Democratic Party on the Importance of the Freedom to Vote Act 

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West Virginia Democratic Party on the Importance of the Freedom to Vote Act 

October 16, 2021

For Immediate Release:
Contact: Brittni McGuire, [email protected]
West Virginia Democratic Party on the Importance of the Freedom to Vote Act 
Senator Manchin and Senate Democrats are making good on their promise to West Virginians and all of the American people to strengthen and protect voting rights with this updated voter protection legislation. The Freedom to Vote Act will allow for same day voter registration, protect and expand access to voting by mail, restore voting rights to formerly incarcerated people, establish automatic voter registration and prevent further voter suppression and obstacles to the ballot box. 
 
The Freedom to Vote act will make sure all of our voices are heard and will protect and uplift the right to vote and voices of minority voters, voters with disabilities, and other voters who are disproportionately impacted by voter suppression laws. 
 
We thank Senator Manchin for his urgency on this bill and his commitment to ensure that all people in West Virginia can easily access their ballot box.
 
State lawmakers here in West Virginia and across the country have introduced more than 500 voter suppression bills to make it harder to get registered and cast our ballots. That’s why this is so important. 
 
This bill would establish commonsense standards for our democracy and help fight suppressive voting laws. It’s simple. It’s the right thing to do.
 
As of right now there are no Republican votes for the Freedom to Vote Act, but Senator Manchin is continuously working with the other side of the aisle to try to ensure that this is passed and voters are protected.

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