Black Democrats urge party to shift its voting rights push
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are encouraging the Democrats to redirect their energies from the “For the People” Act, a sweeping election reform bill, to the more narrowly focused John Lewis Voting Rights Act. It is believed that the latter bill may have a better chance of winning support in the Senate. Additionally, some argue that the more targeted bill is of greater urgency, as congressional districts are due to be redrawn this summer. The smaller bill would restore to the redistricting process federal oversight which has been curtailed by the Supreme Court.
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.