“Within the last week in ND, we’ve seen yet another attempt to curtail our right to participate in elections free from interference”
(BISMARCK, ND) – Democratic-NPL Chairwoman Kylie Oversen released the following statement regarding the 52nd anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act:
“For North Dakotans, as for all Americans, our right to vote is sacred. It is the right that protects all other rights, and it is a responsibility afforded to every citizen regardless of race, ethnicity, religion or creed.
“This weekend, we observed the 52nd anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, which was signed into law by President Johnson in 1965. The VRA was the result of decades of struggle and sacrifice by Americans who raised their voices in order to exercise their right to cast a ballot.
“Unfortunately, within the last week in North Dakota, we’ve seen yet another attempt to curtail our right to participate in elections free from interference. As state leaders consider complying with a federal commission seeking voter data in an attempt to discredit our election process, we must continue to raise our voices to protect voter privacy. As Democrats, we believe our country is stronger when every citizen has full access to the ballot box, and we will continue to fight to protect our sacred right to participate in our democracy.”