Press Release

AFL-CIO: To Save American Democracy, Senate Must Be Democratized

Statement from AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler on the Freedom to Vote Act:

There is nothing more fundamental in a democracy than the right to vote. It’s how we make our voices heard. The Freedom to Vote Act would protect the right of every American to cast our vote and have that vote counted. It is a desperately needed federal response to the attacks on voting rights happening in state legislatures all across the country. In 2020, Americans raised our voices and cast our votes to send representatives to the Senate who will advance a bold legislative agenda. It is absolutely wrong that a minority of senators have the power to block the expressed will of the people, whether it’s voting rights, workplace democracy or a path to citizenship for those who live and work here. To save American democracy, we need democracy in the U.S. Senate. 

Contact: Liz Vlock (202) 637-5018