Opinion | Stacey Abrams: Our democracy faced a near-death experience. Here’s how to revive it.

February 8, 2021 ☼ demselections

Source: The Washington Post

Link: Opinion | Stacey Abrams: Our democracy faced a near-death experience. Here’s how to revive it.

The agenda to restore democracy also includes passing the For the People Act to protect and expand voting rights, fight gerrymandering and reduce the influence of money in politics; the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to restore the full protections of the 1965 Voting Rights Act; and the Protecting Our Democracy Act to constrain the corruption of future presidents who deem themselves above the law. These landmark bills have broad-based support, and would have passed long ago were it not for obstructionist leaders who fear losing their own influence if the American people have more power of their own.

We apparently do need a new Voting Rights Act.