Voting Right

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The fight for voting rights intensified this week with a Black woman lawmaker being arrested while protesting, Texas House Democrats fleeing the state to block Republicans from passing voter restrictions, and Black civil rights leaders blasting President Joe Biden for falling short of their demand to discuss ending the filibuster in his speech. ...
Texas Democratic lawmakers who skipped out on a special legislative session to break quorum and stall Republican efforts to fast-track new election integrity bills will be holding a slew of voting rights-related events in Washington, D.C., this week to put pressure on the federal government to pass federal voting rights legislation. ...
Rev. Al Sharpton is joined by Rep. Joyce Beatty, Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus. The CBC's lead protested in favor of voting rights legislation alongside other Black female activists at the Capitol last Thursday. During her peaceful and nonviolent protest, she was arrested by Capitol Police. ...
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Stacey Abrams are slated to host a "voting rights" event together this weekend in Georgia. ...

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