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By Derrick Johnson
NAACP President and CEO 

American democracy's infrastructure is crumbling

 

August 12, 2021

Derrick Johnson - NAACP - President and CEO

(CNN)With the relentless wave of voter suppression bills crashing over America, it is deeply disturbing that voting rights are still not regarded by some as a foundational pillar of our nation's infrastructure. Especially now, as our democracy's infrastructure is crumbling.

President Joe Biden calls the sweeping bipartisan infrastructure package under consideration by Congress a signal to the world that "our democracy can function, deliver, and do big things." However, for our democracy to function, it requires not only the building of roads, bridges and railways, but also the guarantee of...



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