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October 20, 2021

Congresswoman Bourdeaux Urges Senate To Continue Fighting For Voting Rights Following Failed Vote on Freedom To Vote Act

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) released the following statement regarding the failed attempt to pass the Freedom To Vote Act in the Senate.

Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux said, “I am deeply disappointed by today’s votes in the Senate. Access to the ballot box is fundamental to our democracy, but that bedrock democratic right is under attack in states like Georgia. I am proud of my part to protect voting rights, including strong support and advocacy for the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act — both of which have passed the House. I urge my Senate colleagues to continue fighting; it is critical that we find a way through on this issue.”

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Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux lives with her family in Suwanee, Georgia, and represents Georgia’s 7th Congressional District in the 117th Congress. Carolyn is a strong advocate for affordable health care, and economic recovery that puts workers and small businesses first, and investing in her district’s world-class public education system and transportation infrastructure. 

Georgia’s fast-changing 7th Congressional District includes portions of the northeast Atlanta metropolitan area, including portions of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties and cities Peachtree Corners, Berkeley Lake, Sugar Hill, Norcross, Cumming, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Snellville, Lilburn, Suwanee, Grayson, and Buford