Letter: Every Missourian Should Want Voting Legislation | Letters to the Editor
Regarding “Hundreds of People Protest Manchin’s Opposition to Voting Law Revision” (June 14): The League of Women Voters of Missouri supports the For the People Act (House Resolution 1), a democratic reform that would help restore the power of autonomy to ordinary Americans. This would prevent states, including Missouri, from making it harder for minorities, the elderly, young people, the poor, and women to vote and have their voices heard.
Bill, known as S1 in the Senate, would improve non-excusable postal voting, modernize the US voting system, expand early voting, require independent committees to draw fair maps of Congress, expressly ban gerrymandering partisan and proposes reforms to withdraw money from political parties. campaigns. This would clearly increase voting rights in Missouri.
Research shows that a majority of Americans support these federal electoral reforms. After approval by the United States House in March 2021, it is now under consideration and vote by the United States Senate.
The Senate Rules Committee has proposed some changes to consider for this bill. There is still room for compromise to attract bipartisan support. Our senators need to hear from Missouri voters who recognize the need to improve election security and protect the democratic process.