Hoyer Statement on Voting Rights Rally

For Immediate Release:

December 10, 2011

Contact:

Daniel Reilly, 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the Stand For Freedom Voting Rights rally:

“For generations, Americans have raised their voices to demand equal access to the ballot box. Today, that proud tradition will continue with the “Stand for Freedom” voting rights rally in New York City. Under the leadership of the NAACP, this rally will help shine a light on unprecedented attempts to restrict the voting rights of up to 5 million Americans. Over the past year, Republicans have introduced unfortunate new measures in states across the country that would make it harder for people to register or vote.

“With a pivotal presidential election less than a year away. Democrats are committed to ensuring that every vote is counted and that every voice is heard. I commend the NAACP and the other organizers of this march for drawing attention to this critical issue.”

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