Why Won’t Congress Protect the Military’s Right to Vote?
Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, & Marines Are Disenfranchised, & Congress Does Nothing
In my weekly column for the American Issues Project today, I take a look at Congress’ failure to address the ongoing problems encountered by our servicemen and -women as they attempt to exercise their right to vote. in every election, a disturbing percentage of our men and women in active duty have their votes go uncounted through no fault of their own. And Congress – which is eager to address complaints of disenfranchisement by liberal groups – ignores their concerns. Simple and straightforward legislation has been introduced by Senator John Cornyn and Congressman Kevin McCarthy to fix the problem, but so far Congress has shown little interest.
If you’re interested in this issue, go read the column. And contact your Member of Congress, and ask him or her to sign on to the Military Voting Protection Act.