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While President Biden likened efforts by Republican state lawmakers across the country to restrict voting access to “Jim Crow on steroids,” he rebuffed calls from his fellow Democrats to reform or eliminate the filibuster in order to pass a federal voting rights bill. “What I want to do is I'm trying to bring the country together, and I don't want the debate to only be about whether or not we have a filibuster or exceptions to the filibuster or going back to the way

President Joe Biden will hold a private meeting in the White House, with a number of groups, concerning voting rights. Voting rights advocates have been calling for the President to do more for the issue since the Senate blocked an ambitious election reform bill last month. While Biden has announced that he intends to “speak extensively” on the matter and is considering “going on the road on this issue,” firm plans have yet to be announced. The groups President Biden will be meeting

The Supreme Court will soon hear a case to decide whether two Arizona voting regulations violate the Voting Rights Act. This will be the first time that the Supreme Court has weighed in on the scope of the Voting Rights Act since 2013, when it struck a section of the landmark voting rights bill in a case known as Shelby County v. Holder. Voting rights advocates are worried that the Supreme Court will once again reduce the scope of the Voting Rights Act’s powers.Visit CNN

Florida’s House and Senate have passed a new bill, along party-lines, increasing the legal requirements for elections in the state. Senate Bill 90 will increase requirements for those who wish to vote by mail, raise the number of partisan overlookers present during ballot tabulation, and add new limits to the use of ballot drop boxes.  Gov. Ron DeSantis says he will “for sure” sign the bill.  Visit CNN to learn more.   Voter Education Week Young adults will be the nation’s largest voting bloc in the upcoming election and

State lawmakers in the Republican-controlled Arizona House have passed legislation along party-lines to change mail-in voting laws and restrict early voting eligibility.  If the bill is approved by the state’s Republican-majority Senate and signed by Republican Governor Doug Ducey, the requirements to stay on Arizona’s permanent early voter list will be altered.  Arizonans who have not voted in the last four elections (including primaries) and have failed to respond to a final notice will be removed from the list.  There is concern that this