Where We Stand:

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce supports the protection of voting rights for all Americans, expansion of access to the ballot, increased ethical standards for elected and appointed officials, and protection of elections from foreign and domestic interference.

What We Need:

We urge Congress, and all elected and appointed leaders, to pass and enforce meaningful voting rights legislation and enabling policies that benefit all Americans, particularly those who have been disenfranchised and marginalized. It is a moral imperative that all Americans have equitable access to their basic rights, especially the right to vote.

A robust and thriving economy requires equitable access to basic rights and equal opportunity, including the constitutional right in a democracy to express opinions through voting. Decisions made by elected leaders in a representative democracy impact access to capital and opportunity and can determine the ultimate success of individuals. For businesses to thrive and grow our economy, we must ensure that our representation is truly representative.