(Washington, D.C.) — President Biden said on Thursday during a CNN town hall that he was open to ending the Senate filibuster to pass voting rights legislation and other parts of his agenda.
The following is a statement from Damon Hewitt, president and executive director with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law:
“It’s good news that President Biden is open to ending the filibuster to pass voting rights legislation and more. As long as this racist relic of the Senate stays in place it will prevent legislation that advances racial justice, both now and in the future. It’s a simple choice between a free America or one chained by the past. Our democracy hangs in the balance.”
About the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law – The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, was formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination. The principal mission of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is to secure, through the rule of law, equal justice for all, particularly in the areas of voting rights, criminal justice, fair housing and community development, economic justice, educational opportunities, and hate crimes. For more information, please visit https://lawyerscommittee.org.