Black civil rights leaders hold private meeting with Manchin on voting bill

Black civil rights leaders conducted a virtual, closed-door meeting with Joe Manchin (D-WV), the Senate’s lone Democratic holdout against the For The People Act, a sweeping voting rights bill. In addition to trying to win his support for the bill, civil rights leaders urged the Senator to reconsider his opposition to ending the filibuster, a procedural tactic which makes it necessary for a supermajority of Senators to approve of a bill before it reaches a final vote. One of the civil rights leaders at the meeting, Marc Morial, the CEO and President of the National Urban League, told the press that “we disagreed on certain things that were talked about but we’re going to have a further conversation with him.”

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