Michelle Obama warns that 'our democracy remains under attack' by state officials
Added 03-04-21 10:29:02pm EST - “Former First Lady Michelle Obama on Thursday urged the Senate on Thursday to approve a sweeping voting rights overhaul that received House approval this week, warning that "democracy remains under attack" from state officials attempting…” - Foxnews.com
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Former First Lady Michelle Obama on Thursday urged the Senate to pass a sweeping voting rights overhaul that received House approval this week, warning that "democracy remains under attack" from state officials she believes are attempting to suppress voter turnout.
Obama expressed support for House Resolution 1, also known as the "For the People Act." If approved in the Senate, the bill would put nonpartisan commissions in charge of gerrymandering rather than party-controlled state legislatures, expand early voting, and ease restrictions on voter registration at the state level, among other measures.
GOP officials in Georgia, Arizona and many other states have introduced legislation to tighten voting laws. In a statement on behalf of her organization "When We All Vote," Obama praised record turnout during the 2020 presidential election but suggested that "too many leaders are working to reverse that progress."
"Make no mistake – the idea that we cannot both hold secure elections and ensure that every eligible voter can make their voices heard is a false choice. It’s based on lies and it flies in the face of our history. It is sad. It is infuriating. And it is a genuine threat to our future that must be taken seriously."
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