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Public Wise Applauds Passage of Electoral Count Reform Act, States “the Work to Prevent the Next Violent Insurrection and Protect Our Fragile Democracy is Far From Over”


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WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Public Wise, an organization committed to fighting for a multiracial democracy that reflects the will and protects the rights of the people, released the following statement in response to the passage of the Electoral Count Reform Act in the 2023 omnibus appropriations bill: 

“Every American deserves to know that their vote will count, and the bipartisan Electoral Count Reform Act marks a critical first step in the fight to protect our elections, ensure the peaceful transition of power in future elections and defend against attempts by state officials to refuse to certify free and fair election results,” said Christina Baal-Owens, Executive Director of Public Wise. “As we approach the second anniversary of January 6th, we must acknowledge that the work to prevent the next violent insurrection and protect our fragile democracy is far from over. We urge Congress and the Biden Administration to hold the people responsible for the violent insurrection accountable, starting with the 203 Republicans in the House of Representatives who voted against this bill, the majority of whom are election deniers who played a role in the events on January 6th.” 

About Public Wise 

Persistent and unyielding in our commitment to a just multiracial democracy, Public Wise fights to secure a government that reflects the will and protects the rights of the people. We accomplish this through education, research, organizing, funding, and partnerships that support more voting and more equitable representation.