Montana House Dems, legislators from other states, rally in D.C. to urge Congress to act on voting rights

‘Fire hoses and attack dogs have been replaced’

By: - August 3, 2021 5:15 pm

Voters casting ballots (Getty Images)

From Montana, three members of the House Democratic caucus arrived at the Capitol to advocate for passage of federal legislation protecting Montanans’ right to vote, according to a news release from the Montana House Democrats. From the 2021 session, legislation that changed the way voting takes place in Montana has ended up in court.

“Voting is a fundamental right in our democracy, and every Montanan who is eligible to vote should be able to vote without barriers,” said Reps. Mary Caferro, Mary Ann Dunwell, and Tom France in a joint statement. “At a time when Montana Republicans are enacting legislation blocking folks from making their voice heard on Election Day, it is more important than ever to keep our elections free, fair and secure.”

Reps. Caferro, Dunwell, and France planned to meet Tuesday with members of Montana’s Congressional delegation to encourage their support for passage of the “For the People Act” (H.R.1/S.1). Montana House Democrats will also join their colleagues in a rally at the U.S. Capitol in support of voting rights, the news release said.

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance.