September 23, 2022

Wyden, Veasey Introduce Resolution to Recognize September as National Voting Rights Month

More than 75 Members of Congress to co-sponsor

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Ron Wyden this week with Congressman Marc Veasey introduced a resolution to recognize September as “National Voting Rights Month.”

“The right to vote in free and fair elections is under increasing threat from Republican politicians looking to win power at all costs – even if it means disenfranchising qualified voters,” Wyden said.“Congressman Veasey and I are standing up for the principle that ensuring all Americans can exercise their right to vote is the bedrock of democratic government.”

The resolution will encourage voter registration in the month of September and push Congress to restore the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to preserve the right to vote amid Republican-led voter suppression attempts.

This resolution has been endorsed by five voting rights and civil rights organizations, civil justice groups, and voting rights activists, including GALEO, League of Women Voters, Stand Up America, Color of Change, and Voters of Tomorrow.