Highlighting Republican Efforts To Disenfranchise Voters Across the Country, Kuster Votes For Comprehensive Voting Rights Legislation
Washington, January 13, 2022
**A previous version of this legislation passed the House in August of 2021**
**This measure combines two pieces of vital democracy-promotion legislation — the Freedom to Vote Act and the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act**
Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) voted for the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act. This comprehensive voting rights legislation sets basic national standards for voting, stops partisan gerrymandering, and ends the dominance of dark money in politics.
“New Hampshire takes great pride in our voting systems which have allowed our state to lead the nation in running free, fair elections for decades. The Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act passed by the House of Representatives today takes some of the hallmarks of our Granite State elections — like same-day voter registration — and ensures elections across the country are held to the same high standard,” said Rep. Kuster. “The American people deserve to have full faith in our electoral system. Sadly, partisan efforts to disenfranchise communities of color and skew our elections have created distrust among voters. The right to vote is fundamental to our democracy, and today, I was proud to help protect that right for every American.”
Specifically, the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act will: