Members of the League of Women Voters of Huntingoton demonstrated Thursday in Huntington to demand protections of voting rights and “peace at the polls” on the anniversary of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the US Capitol.
About 40 participants gathered at the intersection of Route 110 and Jericho Turnpike to advocate for federal legislation to support voting rights, including:
- The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act
- The Freedom to Vote Act
- The Protecting Our Democracy Act
Deb Cosher, first vice president of League of Women Voters of Huntington, said, “We are here today because the most important thing in our democracy is the power of the vote That’s what democracy is all about. Our vote is our voice. Every citizen should vote and they should have unlimited access to the polling process. We’re here today because this is a vigil to remember what happened a year ago today and never forget it. And then to protect our democracy going forward in the only way that our citizenry can, by civic engagement, registering to vote and getting out there to vote. We’re a non-partisan organization…we don’t care who you vote for, just vote. That’s what makes our democracy wonderful.”