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JUNE 6, 2023

Tracy Adair, 

HARTFORD— Today, the Connecticut General Assembly passed the John Lewis Voting Rights Act of Connecticut, a pro-democracy package that will create stronger protections against voter intimidation, launch a pre-clearance program that requires local governments with a history of discrimination to prove changes won’t harm voters of color before going into effect, and expand language assistance for voters with limited English proficiency. The bill, which was included in the legislature’s annual state budget, will now go to Governor Ned Lamont’s desk to be signed.

Stand Up America’s Director of Political Affairs, Reggie Thedford, commented on the passage:

“With Congress deadlocked on voting rights, MAGA Republicans nationwide have continued their relentless attacks on Americans’ freedom to vote. Lawmakers in Connecticut realized more work must be done to defeat voter suppression and ensure that all eligible Americans can cast their ballots.

“The Connecticut Voting Rights Act is a major step forward and will make Connecticut a national leader in combating barriers to voting and protecting citizens’ freedom to vote. We look forward to this essential legislation making its way to Governor Lamont’s desk.”


About Stand Up America
Stand Up America is a progressive advocacy organization with nearly two million community members across the country. Focused on grassroots advocacy to stand up to corruption and voter suppression and build a more representative democracy, Stand Up America has driven over 1.7 million calls to lawmakers, registered over 100,000 voters, mobilized thousands of protestors, and contacted tens of millions of voters.

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