Statement on Biden’s Support For Filibuster Reform

June 30th, 2022

Patrice Snow
[email protected]

Washington, DC – In response to President Biden affirming support for filibuster reform for voting rights, DC Vote’s executive director Bo Shuff issued the following statement:

“DC Vote thanks President Joe Biden for his commitment to changing the Senate filibuster for voting rights. It’s now time for the Senate to take up S. 51, the Washington, DC Admission Act, since its companion legislation has already passed the House and President Biden has already stated his support for DC Statehood.”

“In addition, our friends and allies in the progressive advocacy community must ensure DC Statehood is part of any voting rights legislative package. Using the enfranchisement of District residents as a bargaining chip, particularly when the majority of Americans who live in the District are Black and brown, is counter to the values and mission of organizations committed to voting rights and equality.”