Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper released the following statement calling on the U.S. Senate to change the filibuster to protect voting rights:
“We’ve been here almost a year, and we’ve seen enough: It’s time to change the filibuster to protect voting rights.
“Protecting the right to vote shouldn’t be a partisan issue, and we set out to work across the aisle. But three separate voting rights bills have failed in the Senate this year.
“Voter disenfranchisement threatens our entire democracy. If we can change the process on the debt ceiling, then surely we can do the same to protect our democracy.”
Hickenlooper is a co-sponsor of the three voting rights bills Senate Democrats have attempted to pass this year: the For the People Act, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, and the Freedom to Vote Act.