July 18, 2023

Jonny Levenfeld, West End Strategy Team; (202) 704-4535

Interfaith Alliance Applauds Reintroduction of The Freedom to Vote Act

WASHINGTON—National interfaith advocates are celebrating a renewed congressional effort to defend voting rights and protect American democracy. A bicameral group of legislators today reintroduced the Freedom to Vote Act, which includes strong provisions to expand voter access and counter attempts to undermine our electoral system.

Senators Schumer, Klobuchar, Kaine, and Warnock alongside Representatives Jeffries, Sarbanes, Morelle, and Sewell announced the reintroduction of the legislation.

In response, The Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, president and CEO of Interfaith Alliance, released the following statement:

“Voting is, at its core, a sacred right and the most fundamental way to participate in our democracy and to make our voices heard. As an organization working to achieve an inclusive vision of religious freedom and democracy, Interfaith Alliance commends the co-sponsors for their leadership on this critical piece of legislation which will ensure that all people, regardless of their beliefs, have equal access to the ballot box while promoting secure elections.

“People of diverse faiths and beliefs have a moral duty to ensure that the law guarantees equal access to vote, regardless of who you are and which party you choose.”

Interfaith Alliance has long stood for equal access to the ballot box and against efforts to suppress the vote and undermine our institutions as part of its mission to build a multireligious, pluralistic democracy.

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Interfaith Alliance is a network of people of diverse faiths and beliefs from across the country working together to build a resilient democracy and fulfill America’s promise of religious freedom and civil rights not just for some, but for all. We mobilize powerful coalitions to challenge Christian nationalism and religious extremism, while fostering a better understanding of the healthy boundaries between religion and government. We advocate at all levels of government for an equitable and just America where the freedoms of belief and religious practice are protected, and where all persons are treated with dignity and have the opportunity to thrive. For more information visit