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DFL Statement on the Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act


The day after the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, DFL Chair Ken Martin released the following statement: 

“As we recognize the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act and mourn the passing of its champion, Congressman John Lewis, the right to vote faces sustained assault from the Trump Administration. Instead of expanding access to the ballot box, Trump has taken to Twitter to spread misinformation about voting by mail, and his fellow Republicans have funneled millions of dollars into voter suppression lawsuits designed to reduce voter turnout, particularly among communities of color. DFLers know that nothing is more essential in a democracy than the right to vote, and we have a rich tradition of high voter-turnout. Minnesotans deserve a president who works to expand voting access, rather than four more years of undemocratic efforts to suppress voters from making their voices heard.”