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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

The leaders of major Michigan-based companies, including General Motors and Ford, have signed a statement expressing support for “equitable access to the ballot” and opposition to “actions that reduce participation in elections.” This statement was issued as the Republican-led Michigan Senate begins to consider a slate of proposals which opponents claim will make voting harder. These proposals include requiring photo ID to vote in person and request an absentee ballot and restricting access to ballot drop boxes.Visit CBS News to learn more.  Voter Education Week Young adults

The Texas Senate has passed a bill which opponents argue will roll back access to the ballot box, especially for voters of color. The bill would eliminate drive-thru voting, grant more power to partisan poll watchers, and require a doctor’s note for people with disabilities who want to vote by mail. Supporters of the bill deny it has anything to do with voter suppression.Visit CBS News to learn more.  Voter Education Week Young adults will be the nation’s largest voting bloc in the upcoming election and

President Biden has signed an executive order which seeks to expand access to voting and voting information. Signed on the 56th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” the order directs federal agencies to devise plans to increase voter registration and participation, help states with voter registration efforts, and modernize Vote.gov, the federal government’s voting information website. President Biden signed the order a week after the House passed H.R. 1, a sweeping voting rights reform bill, and in the wake of several Republican state legislatures introducing or

Democrats will soon take control of the Senate and plan to prioritize passing a sweeping voting rights and reform bill that the previous Republican-controlled Senate refused to consider. The bill features reforms designed to make voting easier, including allowing online voter registration and making it illegal to prevent anyone from registering to vote. It also includes campaign finance and ethics reforms and expresses support for statehood for Washington, D.C. and overturning the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United.Visit CBS News to learn more.Image Credit: