• Press Release

EMILYs List Statement on Senate Republicans Blocking Voting Rights Legislation

June 23, 2021

For Immediate Release 

June 22, 2021

EMILY's List Statement on Senate Republicans Blocking Voting Rights Legislation

In response to tonight's vote in which every Senate Republican voted against moving forward with debate on vital voting rights legislation, EMILY's List Executive Director Emily Cain offered the following statement:

“While the Democratic Party works to protect our right to vote, every single Republican in the Senate voted tonight to undermine it. This was yet another proof point of the difference between the two parties and the reason why we must replace those Republicans with Democrats on Election Day.”

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