2021 Recent Vote
Chair Amy Klobuchar sponsored S.2747, the Freedom to Vote Act, which if passed would be America’s most significant pro-democracy legislation in half a century. It would protect free and fair elections by safeguarding and expanding voter access, banning partisan gerrymandering, modernizing voter registration, strengthening our campaign finance system, protecting election integrity, and promoting security of election systems. Everyone’s right to be heard and counted in the political process is essential to the function of our democracy, and protection of our environment, and far too often it is people of color and frontline communities who are targeted by restrictive voting laws and partisan gerrymandering. By ensuring that voters have access to the ballot box and their voices are not drowned out by outsized corporate interests, the people will be better equipped to hold politicians accountable and accomplish meaningful climate action. On October 20, 2021, the Senate rejected cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2747 by a vote of 49-51 (Senate roll call vote 420). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.