Issued July 01, 2021
WASHINGTON - Service Employees International Union (SEIU) International President Mary Kay Henry issued the following statement after the Supreme Court upheld two Arizona discriminatory voting laws:
“Our democracy works best when every person has a voice. Today’s decision by the Supreme Court in the Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee case is an affront to to the millions of Americans who rose up in the voting booth in 2020 to demand change. This decision further erodes the Voting Rights Act and will undoubtedly embolden the self-interested politicians around the US who are pushing disastrous Jim Crow 2.0 laws. These bills are a blatant attack on the Black and brown communities who voted in record numbers last year.
“This decision will not stop our fight to ensure that all communities have their voices heard in our workplaces, city halls, state assemblies and Washington, DC. Those elected officials who support these voter suppression efforts will also be held responsible for trying to steal our opportunities to participate in our democracy.
“SEIU members, worker leaders in the Fight for $15 and a Union, and our allies will continue to call on the Senate to stop state attacks on voters by passing the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and the For the People Act. Every person should have the ability to elect leaders who will deliver on good jobs, affordable care and other priorities for working families no matter what they look like, where they live, or how they vote.”