Posted by Austin Plier on March 31, 2016
Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (WI-R) penned an OpEd in the New York Times today in support of the Voting Rights Act of 2015--of which he is a co-sponsor. Congressman Sensenbrenner wrote:
"Ensuring that every eligible voter can cast a ballot without fear, deterrence and prejudice is a basic American right. I would rather lose my job than suppress votes to keep it.
The Voting Rights Act not only stops discrimination but also strengthens the public’s faith that votes will be counted and elections remain fair."
FairVote supports the Voting Rights Act of 2015, but also advocates for an explicit right to vote to be added to the U.S. Constitution as the most comprehensive way to protect the rights of voters.