For the fourth time this year, the Senate failed Wednesday to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, legislation that would overturn many of the draconian measures some states have taken to make it harder for Americans to vote.
Necessary as it is to make sure every American can exercise their right to vote, the onus remains on all of us to actually do it when we are called to make choices on our future leaders.
Here in New York City, we seem to be taking our inalienable right to vote for granted. We came out in droves for the 2020 presidential election, with all the passion and fire that contest brought. But the 2021 election was no less important, as the city decided who would lead its government for the next four years.