“Americans of our own time – minority and majority Americans alike – need the continued guidance that the Voting Rights Act provides. We have come a long way, but more needs to be done.” Congressperson Elijah Cummings
Pax Christi USA agrees with the late Elijah Cummings that more needs to be done to ensure all Americans have the right to vote, not just in word but in reality. That’s why PCUSA’s Bishop President John Stowe offered support for the Voting Rights Act by submitting a quote for the official record of the hearings on “Voting Rights and Election Administration in America” on October 17.
“Since voting is so fundamental to our democracy, all citizens should be committed to making it possible for everyone to exercise that right. The Voting Rights Advancement Act is critical to having a genuine representative democracy and to make sure that the most vulnerable populations are not disenfranchised from the democratic process. People of faith are concerned that the voice of the people be truly representative of all the people.”
Bishop John Stowe, Bishop-President, Pax Christi USA
Bishop Stowe’s message was submitted alongside quotes from many national faith leaders, which were compiled by NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, to the Committee on House Administration Hearing and the House Judiciary Committee.
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Our P.C group. at the Casa Esther Catholic Worker House in Omro, WI extends its deep appreciation to Bishop Stowe for his leadership in speaking out on this crucial voting rights issue. Fr. Joe Mattern, Director