Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema released the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to strike down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act:
"I am disappointed in today's decision. Our country was founded on principles of democratic participation and the Voting Rights Act has functioned for years as a critical tool in ensuring that right to participation. For decades, the Voting Rights Act has stymied efforts of politicians seeking to thwart democracy in action, to influence the outcome of elections, or to deny full participation in democracy.
"Congress should work together to swiftly pass legislation restoring the critical protections and safeguards that have protected every American's right to vote over the last fifty years."