January 11, 2022 Press Releases

Arizona Democratic Party Applauds President Biden’s and Vice President Harris’ Leadership on Voting Rights

PHOENIX — During a powerful speech in Atlanta today, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris forcefully advocated for protecting the right to vote, ensuring free, fair, and secure elections, and working to pass the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. In response, Arizona Democratic Party Chair Raquel Terán released the following statement:

“Today, President Biden and Vice President Harris doubled down on their firm commitment to defending Arizonans’ fundamental right to vote and ensuring that every election is free, fair, and secure. As President Biden has said, the battle for the soul of America is a fight we will win, and we are proud to stand with him as he continues to fight for our right to vote in the face of shameless Republican obstructionism.

“Here in Arizona, we know firsthand the stakes of this fight, and we’re not backing down. This shouldn’t be a partisan issue, and yet, in our first week of the 2022 legislative session, Republicans are already threatening to push through their impulsive, unpopular, unnecessary, and undemocratic wishlist of bills — built on the shaky foundation of their sham ‘audit’ and disproven conspiracy theories — to make it harder for Arizonans to vote. Democrats saw this tired game plan coming from a mile away, and we won’t back down from the fight to protect our right to let our voices be heard at the ballot box.

“Our Party leadership has been consistent and I’ll say it again: Arizona Democrats from the local level to the United States Senate must pursue every available option at their disposal and join President Biden and Vice President Harris in this commitment to protect our elections and secure the right to vote for all Americans — and right now, in this crucial moment in our nation’s history, that starts with passing the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.”