Be the flame of democracy on Jan. 6

by the Auburn Senior Fellows

On Jan. 6, 2022, candlelight vigils across our nation will light a clear path forward for the U.S. Senate and President Joe Biden. Every candle lit will be a voice demanding that our leaders support crucial, nonpartisan legislation:

  • The Freedom to Vote Act, the most significant voting rights and anti-corruption bill in generations, which will establish national standards that protect election integrity, the freedom for every American to cast their vote, and guarantee that every vote is counted. 
  • The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, which will make sure that any state that attempts to change voting rules to discriminate will be subject to federal review so all voters’ rights are protected. 
  • And the Protecting Our Democracy Act, an historic democracy-for-all package of reforms that will ensure guardrails against future abuse of presidential power, and restore the fundamental checks and balances upon which our democracy was founded.