Letter to the Editor RTSA

One year ago, we witnessed an attack on our country: an insurrection by political extremists at the U.S. Capitol.

A mob of violent rioters defaced the Capitol building and threatened the lives of the elected officials and staff working there – the core of American democracy. This was a pivotal moment for America and our fundamental promise of free and fair elections.

One year out from that horrible day, Congress has yet to secure the right to vote and the integrity of our elections – while state and county governments are passing laws to make it harder to vote. Hourslong lines and oppressive ID requirements are only the beginning unless Congress acts.

The Senate must pass the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act; both bills are essential to the survival of the American experiment. The House of Representatives has already passed them. We can’t let made-up Senate rules stand in the way of protecting our democracy.

Fighting for our democracy by passing voting rights legislation is one of the most important actions we can take as we commemorate this attack on our country.

Justin Nicholes

Menomonie

(2) comments

What about the full year of attacks from far left radical democrats burning down federal buildings and wrecking communities nation wide? Ps nobody was charged with innsurection on January 6th your article is misinformation and Starr Observer allows this article to be posted and should be remove this article. Also as for voting rights the reason why I thought this article would only talk about but for some ironic reason you talk about January 6th. We can all agree that we need an ID to vote and their is nothing wrong with that.

Charles McGee

What is it with Republican what-aboutism? Stop deflecting from the issue. The writer did not say people had been charged with insurrection. He simply stated what he believed the assault on the capitol was. The article is about voting rights--the right that all other rights flows from. It's fundamental to our democracy and should be universally supported by all.

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