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A Letter From Kansas Republican United States Senator Roger Marshall

Written by on February 24, 2022

Story by Chuck Tackett

A Letter From Kansas Republican United States Senator Roger Marshall

 

Dear Charles,

“Thank you for taking the time to contact me regarding H.R.4, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. As your voice in Washington, it is important I know your thoughts and your concerns. Your feedback is vital to the legislative process and my ability to work for you in Congress.

The John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act would give the federal government centralized control over our elections, empower unelected bureaucrats in Washington, and unconstitutionally erode the ability of states to oversee elections. For example, it would expand the federal government’s ability to reject commonsense reforms enacted at the state level related to things like voter ID laws, absentee voting, maintenance of voter rolls, the location of polling places, and the hours of operation.

On November 3, 2021, I joined 49 of my colleagues in the Senate to block consideration of a final vote on this bill. Should this legislation come before me on the Senate floor, I will be sure to keep our shared opposition in mind and oppose its advancement.

Thank you again for contacting me, and please never hesitate to call, email, or write if you have any issues or concerns. You can continue to follow the conversation and the work we are accomplishing in the 117th Congress by signing up for my newsletter at Newsletter Signup – Senator Roger Marshall and checking out my website http;//www.marshall.senate.gov/.”

 

Sincerely,

Roger Marshall

United States Senator

 

 

AFTERMATH:

I called Senator Marshall’s office in Washington DC on Thursday, February 17th around 1:19 pm CST. When one of his office staff answered, I informed him of my name and mailing address. I then proceeded to inform him I received the letter from Senator Marshall, but he didn’t answer my question. I want to know why as a Black American he opposes the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, why GOPs like him feel I am not equal to them. He responded that Senator Marshall never said that. I replied let’s not play with each other. he may not have said those exact words, but he goes along with suppressing votes. I further stated that Republicans found out that the demographics in the USA are changing become browner and browner. Instead of trying to pass legislation to expand their base like former GOP Chair Michael Steele wanted, you all are trying to suppress the votes. I want a letter from Senator Marshall exactly why he feels that it is okay to suppress the votes of Non-White Americans. I didn’t need a lesson on what The John Lewis Voting Rights Act is, I want Senator Marshall to answer my question. I will let you know his response since our other Federal Kansas Senator Jerry Moran has not responded to me.

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