Squad amendment to restore voting rights to felons, incarcerated individuals fails in House
An amendment to grant incarcerated individuals the right to vote failed in the House of Representatives by a vote of 97 to 328. The amendment was authored and sponsored by members of “the Squad,” a group of progressive lawmakers in the House which includes Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Ayanna Pressley. The amendment was offered to House Resolution 1, also known as the For the People Act, a massive voting rights and reform bill recently passed by House Democrats.
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.