ADP on Voting Rights Legislation
PHOENIX – ADP Chair Raquel Terán released the following statement in response to last night’s voting rights disappointment:
“Late last night, Senator Mark Kelly courageously voted to defend the voting rights of millions of Arizonans. In the face of unprecedented attacks against our right to vote in this state, he fulfilled his promise to Arizonans — not a singular political party — and chose to protect our safe, popular, and longstanding vote-by-mail system.
“Unfortunately, the US Senate failed to protect our democracy that is under attack by Republicans across the country.
“This should not be a partisan issue — the duty to protect our most fundamental right to vote is one that we all share. Despite last night’s outcome, our fight to protect the rights of Arizonans by passing the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act continues. We were counting on Senator Sinema to fight for Arizona, find a path forward, and protect our democracy, but on this issue she has fallen short. Right now, Arizona is ground-zero for the modern-day fight for voting rights, and we don’t have any time to waste.
“The ADP Executive Board will meet Saturday morning to address previously passed resolutions concerning Senator Sinema.”