Statement: Voter Participation Center/Center for Voter Information Statement on S.1’s Failure to Advance in the Senate

Washington, D.C. — In response to the Senate’s failure to advance S.1, the For The People Act, Tom Lopach, President and CEO of the Voter Participation Center (VPC) and Center for Voter Information (CVI), released the following statement.

“As states across the country pass anti-voter legislation and wage an all-out assault on voters and our democracy, it’s clear we need real, commonsense reform on the federal level. While it’s disappointing that S.1 failed to advance in the Senate today, the fight to protect our voting rights on the federal level is far from over.

“Today’s vote should re-energize us all to band together and to encourage our elected leaders to pass a voting rights compromise and then get to work on a broader elections reform bill. As we continue to push for that strong federal standard, the Voter Participation Center and the Center for Voter Information will tirelessly work to register, inform, mobilize, and turnout the New American Majority. We will always keep fighting to empower voters and defend the right to vote in every corner of America.”

The Voter Participation Center and Center for Voter Information are non-profit, non-partisan organizations founded in 2003 to help members of the New American Majority – unmarried women, people of color and young people – register and vote. Since then, the organizations have helped 5.7 million people register and cast ballots.