Experts: Our democracy is in grave danger
+ The Washington Post Opinions: A frantic warning from 100 leading experts: Our democracy is in grave danger
“Now, in a striking intervention, more than 100 scholars of democracy have signed a new public statement of principles that seeks to make the stakes unambiguously, jarringly clear: On the line is nothing less than the future of our democracy itself.
“‘Our entire democracy is now at risk,’ the scholars write in the statement, which I obtained before its release. ‘History will judge what we do at this moment.’
“And these scholars underscore the crucial point: Our democracy’s long-term viability might depend on whether Democrats reform or kill the filibuster to pass sweeping voting rights protections.
“‘We urge members of Congress to do whatever is necessary — including suspending the filibuster — in order to pass national voting and election administration standards,’ the scholars write, in a reference to the voting rights protections enshrined in the For the People Act, which passed the House and is before the Senate.” Read more
Statement of Concern from New America’s experts
“The Threats to American Democracy and the Need for National Voting and Election Administration Standards”
Click here to read the statement and see the names of the 100 experts.