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.

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