The League of Women Voters Morristown Area and co-sponsor Elected Officials Caucus of Morris County Democratic Committee hosted a somber event at the Morristown Town Hall to mark the one year anniversary of the insurrection at our Capital. Law enforcement officers who lost their lives were honored and a diverse group of speakers spoke about the shock and fear they experienced seeing America’s democracy under attack from domestic traitors. Speakers included Donna Guariglia of the Morristown League of Women Voters, Amalia Duarte Mendham Township Committeewomen, Tim Dougherty, Mayor of Morristown, Vanessa Brown, president of Morris County NAACP, Mendham High student Ava Losener and the Reverend Alison Miller of the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship. A sing-along to Ray Charles’ recording of America the Beautiful ended the evening.
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actions we must take to stand up for our democracy
Contact your Senators and President Biden and urge them to do whatever is necessary to pass:
• The Freedom to Vote Act, the most significant voting rights and anti-corruption bill in generations, will protect the freedom to vote for all Americans, stop partisan gerrymandering, limit the influence of dark money so that billionaires can’t buy elections, and prevent partisan politicians from sabotaging future elections.
• The Protecting Our Democracy Act, a historic pro-democracy-for-all package, will create and strengthen guardrails to prevent the abuse of presidential power and restore fundamental checks and balances in our government.
• The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, restores and strengthens our freedom to vote by making sure that any changes to voting rules that could discriminate against voters based on our race or background are federally reviewed, so we all have an equal say in our future, and our rights are protected.
• DC Statehood, provides equal voice to the residents of Washington DC and ends more than 200 years of taxation without representation