‘An inflection point’: Congress prepares for battle over massive voting rights bill
Democrats and Republicans in Congress are squaring off for what may become an intensely bitter fight over the For the People Act, as massive voting rights and ethics reform bill being pushed by Democrats. Given the lack of support among Republican senators, Senate Democrats are considering whether to reform or eliminate the filibuster in order to pass the bill. Democrats and progressive organizations see the bill as a necessary counter to the nationwide effort among state Republican lawmakers to pass bills restricting voting access. Republicans and conservative organizations see the bill as a partisan power grab by Democrats.
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Young adults will be the nation’s largest voting bloc in the upcoming election and the National Voter Education Week plans to equip them with the tools and information they need to cast a ballot this fall.
A voting initiative started by several Black athletes and artists combatting systemic and racist voter suppression. This initiative aims at educating, energizing, and protecting the Black community’s right to vote.