Protesters gather outside the White House to urge the Biden administration to pursue voting rights legislation, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, in Washington. Credit: Patrick Semansky / AP

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A recent surge of statewide voter suppression bills and ongoing attempts to erode fair and secure elections requires federal action. Congress must act now to implement national standards for federal elections to protect our democracy.

The Freedom to Vote Act would protect people’s right to vote, end partisan gerrymandering and help to eliminate the undue influence of dark money in our elections.

Warren Spaulding

Palermo