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Voting rights activist and former gubernatorial candidate Stacie Abrams is launching a campaign to pressure the US Senate to pass S. 1, also known as the For the People Act. Abrams’ voting rights organization, Fair Fight Action, has named the June campaign, “Hot Call Summer.” Fair Fight Action intends to text a minimum of 10 million voters located in states that are likely to be closely contested in the 2022 midterms.  “Hot Call Summer” will also feature virtual events and a paid media campaign. Visit

In what many believe to be a decisive blow to Democrats’ efforts to pass voting rights legislation this summer, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has voiced his opposition to a bipartisan compromise offered by Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). Rather than attempt to pass the ambitious For the People Act, Manchin and Murkowksi have suggested the two parties come together to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, which would restore a portion of the original Voting Rights Act that

Defiant Texas House Democrats staged a walkout of the state capitol, delaying a vote on Senate Bill 7, which they believe will hurt the rights of Texas voters. The maneuver is known as “breaking quorum,” which Democratic Rep. Eddie Rodriguez says is a “procedural tool we don’t often use in the House.” In response, Republican Governor Greg Abbott publicly threatened to veto the section of the budget which provides for lawmakers’ paychecks. The vote for Senate Bill 7 is likely to be taken up

During his speech to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, President Joe Biden announced that he has selected Vice President Kamala Harris to lead White House efforts to defend voting rights. According to the President, the voting rights of Americans are under an “unprecedented assault” by Republican state legislatures. The White House Press Secretary says that Vice President Harris, herself, asked President Biden for the assignment.Visit NPR to learn more.Image Credit: Joe Biden photo by Adam Schultz / Biden for President

The Supreme Court will soon hear a case to decide whether two Arizona voting regulations violate the Voting Rights Act. This will be the first time that the Supreme Court has weighed in on the scope of the Voting Rights Act since 2013, when it struck a section of the landmark voting rights bill in a case known as Shelby County v. Holder. Voting rights advocates are worried that the Supreme Court will once again reduce the scope of the Voting Rights Act’s powers.Visit CNN