Global law firm Baker McKenzie has joined law firms, in-house counsel, corporations, CEOs and non-profits across the US to take a stand against state legislation that restricts voting access.
The Firm has issued the following statement:

"The right to vote is the foundation of our democracy in the United States. Baker McKenzie believes unequivocally that every American should have equal access to voting and we stand in solidarity with our fellow law firms, in-house counsel, corporations and CEOs who have made clear commitments to denouncing voter disenfranchisement and protecting the right to vote. Voting is not a partisan issue, and putting obstacles in place that may hinder access to the polls will harm our nation and undermine our democracy. We ask our lawmakers across the country to work together to ensure that every person can exercise their constitutional right to vote."

The Firm has also signed a statement from law firm Paul Weiss, which states, "Equal access to voting is a fundamental right in the United States. Making voting easier, not harder, for all eligible voters should be the goal of every elected official. Election laws that impose unnecessary obstacles and barriers on the right to vote and that disenfranchise underrepresented groups represent a significant step backwards for all Americans. Now, more than ever, courageous leadership is required from our elected officials."

In addition, Baker McKenzie supports the more than 500 companies, law firms and CEOs in support of the Black Economic Alliance and its effort to take a stand against pending state bills in 47 states that will restrict voting access. Baker McKenzie also stands with the Civic Alliance in its statement on protecting voting access and preserving American democracy.

"We will not remain silent on issues so critical to the foundation of this country and our democracy," said Colin Murray, North America Chief Executive Officer. "Our Firm supports the right of every American to vote freely and easily to ensure their voice is heard."
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