There is nothing more fundamental in a democracy than a right to vote. At this moment, that right – and our democracy itself – is under attack. In a recent letter to all IBEW members, International President Lonnie Stephenson urged everyone to raise their voices to protect voting rights.
The Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act are pieces of legislation would protect the right of every American to cast our vote and have that vote counted.
Stephenson’s message said “We are not going to sit on the sidelines and wait for members of Congress to get around to passing it— and that’s where you come in. Please go to IBEWaction.org and call your member of the Senate and ask them for their commitment to vote on the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.
As IBEW Secretary-Treasurer Kenny Cooper has said, your member of Congress tolerates our staff in Washington. But they care about their constituents. Now is the time once again to make the voice of the IBEW heard on Capitol Hill.”