Washington D.C. – In response to President Joe Biden’s speech in Georgia today on the need to pass critical voting rights legislation, Jesus Rubio, Mi Familia Vota Georgia State Director released the following quote:
“Mi Familia Vota is proud to organize and work in Georgia to help educate and register Latino voters and fight the 21st Century Jim Crow tactics from Republicans in the state. As I sat today in the audience listening to President Joe Biden’s speech I left feeling inspired and more committed than ever to the cause of protecting our Democracy and building Latino political power. We must continue to put pressure on Republican Senators to join Democrats and pass common sense voting rights legislation in the Senate.
Héctor Sánchez Barba, the Executive Director and CEO of Mi Familia Vota also released the following statement:
President Joe Biden’s speech today showed that he understands that while this voter suppression trend is rooted in some of the worst episodes in our history when it comes to racial discrimination in voting – that these radical laws are targeting the rights of everyone, of any race, who Republicans are afraid might vote against them. While we welcome President Biden’s speech, and are excited to hear that he is willing to amend the filibuster to get this done, now we need immediate action. We need a clear path forward on how this gets passed in the Senate. Congress must act, our Democracy and the Latino community cannot wait. We will continue to organize, educate and fight to get federal voting legislation passed immediately”
Mi Familia Vota is a national civic engagement organization that unites Latino, immigrant, and allied communities to promote social and economic justice through citizenship workshops, voter registration, and voter participation. Mi Familia Vota has operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, and Texas.