While Republicans across the country clamp down on voting rights – Democrats in Congress are trying to make it easier for Americans to vote. On Thursday, Representative John Lewis introduced the Voter Empowerment Act – which would allow Americans to register to vote online, promote same-day voter registration, and assist voters with disabilities. As one of the co-sponsors of the bill – Representative Robert Brady, said, “It makes registering to vote simpler, faster, and more secure for each and every American.
The Voter Empowerment Act reaffirms the basic principle of our democracy: one person, one vote.” Unfortunately, Republicans in more than thirty states have passed laws making it more difficult to vote – which will lead to millions of eligible voters getting kicked off the rolls come November. American democracy depends on people voting – but Republicans' electoral victories depend on fewer people voting.