Dear Editor,

Along with so many others, I have grave concerns about the state of our democracy and the efforts of certain political actors to undermine democracy’s foundational election process. In this vein, I have sent the following email to Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.:

“I write to urge you to delay the upcoming Senate recess in order to bring voting rights legislation to a vote before the end of the year and before conservative Republican-majority state legislatures do further harm to voter protections and enfranchisement measures. Why can’t Democrats work as diligently to protect voting rights as Republicans do to disenfranchise people and weaken voter protections?”

I urge others to make similar pleas to Sen. Schumer.

Amy Rothstein
Pine Plains, N.Y.