September 17, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 17, 2021

Contact: Kevin Hirano, media@apiavote.org, (202) 223-9170

APIAVOTE SENDS LETTER TO PRESIDENT BIDEN, SENATE MAJORITY LEADER SCHUMER TO PUSH FOR VOTING RIGHTS LEGISLATION

 

WASHINGTON, DC -  Bob Sakaniwa, Senior Policy Advisor at Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote), issued the following statement in announcement of two letters APIAVote and several organizations representing Asian American and Pacific Islander communities are spearheading in support of the Freedom to Vote Act and John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.

“Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote and 30 other organizations representing the Asian American and Pacific Islander community have sent two letters, one to the White House, one to Senate Majority Leader Schumer, to demand action on the Freedom to Vote Act and John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. With the wave of anti-voter laws passing across state legislatures directly disenfranchising our communities’ ability to vote, these bills are necessary to not only protect, but strengthen and expand, our democracy to its full potential. We are calling on the President and Senate to do everything they can to pass legislation that will ensure all Americans who are eligible to vote have the opportunity to do so. The act of voting must be made as accessible as possible, and if the Senate and White House do not take action now, we may not have the opportunity to protect our freedom to vote in the future.”

Read the letters below:

Sign-On Letter: To Senate Majority Leader Schumer to ACT NOW to Protect Voting Rights

Sign-On Letter: We Call on the White House to ACT NOW to Protect Voting Rights 

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About APIAVote: Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) is a national nonpartisan organization that works with partners to mobilize Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in electoral and civic participation. APIAVote envisions a world that is inclusive, fair, and collaborative, and where AAPI communities are self-determined, empowered, and engaged. See our website for more information at http://www.apiavote.org/