Eshoo Votes to Protect the Right to Vote for All Americans
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) voted for H.R. 4, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, to restore critical protections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and protect the right to vote for all Americans. Amid the most pernicious state-level effort to restrict the right to vote in generations, H.R. 4 would prevent states and localities with a recent history of voter discrimination from restricting the right to vote by requiring these jurisdictions to obtain federal preclearance before changing their voting laws.
“Today the House passed the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, sending a clear message that efforts to undermine the sacred right to vote will not be tolerated in our democracy. This legislation, which I cosponsored, restores the full strength of the Voting Rights Act after the disastrous Supreme Court decisions of Shelby County v. Holder in 2013 and Brnovich v. DNC in 2021, which stripped voter protections and significantly weakened our democracy,” said Rep. Eshoo. “I urge all members of the Senate to support this critical legislation because our democracy depends on it.”