Make voting fair for all

No matter where we live or our background, Americans want fair elections, where we all have the freedom to vote and make our voices heard on important issues such as providing affordable health care, creating good jobs and ensuring quality education. For months, the American people have been calling for national standards to protect our freedom to vote, ensure fair representation and get big money out of politics, and the announcement of The Freedom To Vote Act is proof that our voices have power in the halls of the U.S. Senate.

The Freedom to Vote Act is essential for fair redistricting: it bans partisan gerrymandering and ensures that all communities get the representation they deserve for the next 10 years and beyond. Importantly, it would also require every state’s map-drawers to hold public hearings, take input from voters and explain how the maps they create are fair to both political parties and communities of color.

We now need to rise up to demand that our senators pass this bill that sets national standards for us to safely and freely cast our ballots, ensure every vote is counted, and elect people who will deliver for us.

Join me in supporting The Freedom to Vote Act and in urging our state’s senators to do the same.

– Tracy Sabel, Durango