To protect the right to vote congress must take action with HR-1 and other legislation to expand access to the ballot for all citizens. Republican legislatures have declared war on high percentages of American citizens voting and that is intolerable. We should want more people voting and not fewer. Trump’s election proves that low percentages of Americans voting can be disastrous. Voting by mail should become the default way to cast a ballot with safeguards that have traditionally worked. Every state should race to increase participation and education among voters, with dark money in campaigns made illegal. Anyone with a viewpoint on an election should have to state who they are and what their interest is. We came close to losing our Republic on January 6, 2021 and before with Trump. America must make voting transparency, security, and participation high priorities to defend our republic.