WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. As the bill now awaits consideration in the Senate, the veterans of Common Defense released the following statement:
“Veterans deserve a vote in the democracy they swore an oath to defend. By passing the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, the House of Representatives proved their commitment not just to our democracy, but to us veterans, too.
“Unfortunately, Republican politicians have proven once again that they don’t side with veterans. Without a single Republican voting to pass H.R. 4, and amid a historic assault by Republicans in Texas, Georgia, Florida and elsewhere, it’s clearer than ever that the Republican Party has turned their back on vets and voting rights all across the country.
“The veterans of Common Defense will continue to fight for the future of our democracy. We will continue to meet with lawmakers to ensure Senate passage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, the For the People Act, and the Washington D.C. Admission Act. We will not rest until the promise of democracy is fulfilled for all Americans.”
Team Common Defense