Senate Democrats on Wednesday introduced the sweeping election and voting rights…

Senate Democrats on Wednesday introduced the sweeping election and voting rights package passed by the House earlier this month, one that, if passed, would counteract Republican efforts at the state level to curb access to the ballot box. The For the People Act, or S1, aims to expand voting access nationwide. Democrats have said the legislation would improve accountability and transparency in Washington, while Republicans have argued the legislation limits political speech and represents a federal power grab that Democrats are advancing in an effort to gain an advantage in elections. “It is not democracy when you disenfranchise people by passing Jim Crow laws. That’s not democracy — that’s dictatorship, and that’s where our Republican friends seem to be going,” said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. ⁠

(📸: Alex Brandon/AP)

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  1. Having a state issued id is not Jim Crowe, you need it to fly on a plane, buy alcohol or tobacco, and saying minorities aren’t smart enough to access them is racist.

  2. Everything the Republicans are trying to do to disenfranchise voters will back fire on them.

  3. Restrict voting? No actually it’s to verify the actual voter versus the bullshit that the Dems pull where votes seemingly fall out of the sky because there is no verification.

  4. When are they gonna remove the buyer suppression around me buying a beer when I’m only 16, it’s unfair to ask for ID

  5. I think what Republicans don’t understand is that the only reason why they are still in power in some ways is because most people are blocked from voting. Congress and whatever should represent the people’s will. Little do Republicans know is that if everyone over 18 voted in the US There would always be democratic presidents.

  6. I’m so RELIEVED! Thank You Chuck Schumer for bringing this to everyone’s attention. The FOR THE PEOPLE ACT HAS BEEN APPROVED by the HOUSE 🙌🙌🙌

  7. Democrats need to be as ballsy as these narrow minded Republicans in office. We need to fix voting and the filibuster👏👏👏 Every time we try to work with them they contest or don’t support. Yes things should be bipartisan but if they wanna deny a trillion rescue plan but NOT a trillion dollar tax cut they passed through reconciliation that gave tax cuts for the richest…then we need to move without them too! Rescue plan Bill ✔ fix the integrity of the filibuster (coming soon) , make voting restrictions a concept of the past (coming soon)….we got this. 🙌🙌 #popularvoteshouldALWAYSwinelections

  8. Verification is not suppression. It’s just that – Verification, that you are who you say you are.

  9. Yes, stop the steal. Republicans, Trump and Russia are trying to undermine free and fair elections. 🇺🇸

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