Sanders Statement on Vermont’s New Automatic Voter Registration Law
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement after Vermont signed into law a bill to automatically register eligible Vermonters to vote when they apply for a state driver’s license:
“While other states across the country are making it harder to vote, I’m proud that Vermont is once again among the states leading the nation by making it easier for people to participate in the political process. If we believe in a vibrant democracy, we need to have the highest voter turnout in the world. Congress must follow Vermont’s lead and pass legislation I have introduced to require all states to automatically register individuals to vote if they are eligible. Enough with cowardly politicians protecting themselves by suppressing the vote. It’s time to ensure that voting remains a right for all Americans."