FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JANUARY 21, 2021
Congress Must Act Now to Pass the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act
[TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today:
“The right to vote is essential to ensure a strong democracy within the United States, however, state after state is encouraging discriminatory legislation to restrict citizens’ access to voting.
“Restricting voting rights wipes away 60 years of progress our nation has made to expand these rights. It is unamerican and outright wrong to prevent anyone in our society from having a voice in the election process.
“Congress needs to act and act soon. Pass the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act.”