United States Senator Mitch McConnell
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is the leading roadblock to pro-democracy reforms and election security in the United States. McConnell referred to pro-voter policies in the For the People Act of 2019, such as making election day a national holiday, as a “power grab.” McConnell refused to bring the For the People Act, which includes measures to make elections more accessible and prevent partisan gerrymandering, to the Senate floor for a vote. McConnell wants to keep making it as hard as possible for Americans to vote.
Not only is McConnell suppressing the right to vote, he is also single-handedly stopping vital election security to protect our democracy. While McConnell recently backed a bill to send $250 million to the states for election security, that is only a small step in what is needed to ensure free, fair and secure elections in 2020.
If there is one thing Americans can do to promote voting rights in the United States, it is to remove McConnell from his role as Senate Majority Leader in 2020.