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Opinion: Stand with the LWV on Constitution Day and Citizenship Day Friday

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Opinion: Stand with the LWV on Constitution Day and Citizenship Day Friday

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by Jerrie Champlin
President, League of Women Voters-Comal Area

On Friday, Sept. 17, the League of Women Voters of the Comal Area invites all area residents to join us to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution and to celebrate the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship.

The foundation of our representative democracy is our freedom to vote, which gives Americans a say in key decisions that impact our lives, jobs, health care and the education our children receive.

The freedom to cast our ballots safely and equally in a transparent electoral process we can trust is a nonpartisan issue.

Fair and equitable elections are essential to make the promise of democracy real for all of us.

We invite you to join us and our community partners at Main Plaza in New Braunfels at 6 p.m. on the 17th to stand with others across our nation in support of the For the People Act and the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.

This legislation would protect and strengthen the right to vote, get big money out of politics, ensure voting-system security and end gerrymandering so that voters are more fairly represented.

It restores the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to protect our freedom against the anti-voter measures passed here in Texas and around the nation.

Stand with us on Constitution and Citizenship Day! For more information, go to lwvcomal.org.

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