‘Now the Senate Must Act’: Progressives Applaud House Passage of John Lewis Voting Rights Bill

“As long as we let the filibuster stand, this necessary bill will be stuck in the Senate,” warned Congresswoman Jayapal. “It’s your right to vote or the filibuster.” Progressive lawmakers and outside voting rights advocates heralded passage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday evening and immediatelyContinue reading “‘Now the Senate Must Act’: Progressives Applaud House Passage of John Lewis Voting Rights Bill”

Georgia Rep. Hank Johnson arrested at voting rights demonstration, second House Democrat detained in a week

Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., was arrested for participating in a voting rights demonstration Thursday. Johnson is the second House Democrat to be arrested for participating in a demonstration advocating for voter rights in the last week. Democratic Rep. Hank Johnson was arrested in Washington, D.C., on Thursday for participating in a voting rights demonstration near the U.S. Capitol,Continue reading “Georgia Rep. Hank Johnson arrested at voting rights demonstration, second House Democrat detained in a week”

Texas Democrats Flee to DC to Save Voting Rights – VICE News

Governor Greg Abbott called for a special session in the Texas state legislature this month, with items like election integrity, transgender youth in sports, and abortion on the agenda. Democrats are outnumbered in both chambers, and it seemed like a bill that would make it harder for people to vote would inevitably pass– until theyContinue reading “Texas Democrats Flee to DC to Save Voting Rights – VICE News”

Biden blasts GOP’s attack on voting rights — Fox News doesn’t air it

President blasts “21st-century Jim Crow” attack on voting rights — Fox News airs right-wing outrage, but not speech Fox News, the conservative cable heavyweight, elected not to dedicate air time to President Joe Biden’s Tuesday address in Philadelphia, which blasted Republicans for their efforts to restrict voting rights across the country. That didn’t stop Fox News, along with many otherContinue reading “Biden blasts GOP’s attack on voting rights — Fox News doesn’t air it”

Texas Democrats to flee state in effort to block GOP-backed voting restrictions

The lawmakers will head to D.C., risking arrest by leaving town during the special legislative session. With Republican-backed voting bills moving rapidly through a special session of the state Legislature, Texas Democrats are planning to make a break for it — again. At least 58 Democratic members of the state House of Representatives are expectedContinue reading “Texas Democrats to flee state in effort to block GOP-backed voting restrictions”

Republicans Say Voting Protections Trample ‘States’ Rights.’ Uh-Oh.

The chilling future implications of a very old argument. The brief Senate debate over voting rights was treated as an anticlimax, chiefly because its bottom-line result — fewer than ten Republican senators, and as it turned out zero, voting to break a filibuster — was never in doubt. But the preordained outcome may have hidden a surprisingContinue reading “Republicans Say Voting Protections Trample ‘States’ Rights.’ Uh-Oh.”

Republicans defeat critical voting rights bill as White House warns ‘democracy is in peril’

Senate Republicans block vote on For The People Act while GOP lawmakers launch partisan campaign to undermine ballot access A civil rights bill central to expand voting rights across the US – and Democrats’ best chance of an antidote against a wave of restrictive voting laws proposed in nearly every state – has failed inContinue reading “Republicans defeat critical voting rights bill as White House warns ‘democracy is in peril’”

Rev. Barber Says West Virginians Are Ready for ‘Non-Violent Sit-Ins’ Against Manchin for Abetting GOP Voter Suppression

“This is a moral issue, a constitutional issue, and we’re gonna stand and fight against it—even if we gotta go to jail.” Rev. Dr. William Barber II said late Monday that West Virginians are prepared to stage non-violent sit-ins at Sen. Joe Manchin’s office to protest the Democratic lawmaker’s ongoing obstruction of key voting rights legislation,Continue reading “Rev. Barber Says West Virginians Are Ready for ‘Non-Violent Sit-Ins’ Against Manchin for Abetting GOP Voter Suppression”

Joe Manchin’s “highly suspicious” reversal on voting bill follows donation from corporate lobby

U.S. Chamber of Commerce sure loves Joe Manchin. Is that why his op-ed on voting bill echoed their talking points? Sen. Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat famous for his vow to maintain the Senate filibuster and thereby scuttle much of President Biden’s agenda, recently published an op-ed opposing the For the People Act, Democrats’Continue reading “Joe Manchin’s “highly suspicious” reversal on voting bill follows donation from corporate lobby”

‘We Are Coming’: Poor People’s Campaign to March Against Manchin Obstructionism in West Virginia

“Manchin’s positions are wrong, constitutionally inconsistent, historically inaccurate, morally indefensible, economically insane, and politically unacceptable,” said the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II. Outraged by Joe Manchin’s obstruction of Democratic efforts to protect and expand voting rights and end the Senate filibuster, the faith-led Poor People’s Campaign has announced it will lead a Moral Monday demonstrationContinue reading “‘We Are Coming’: Poor People’s Campaign to March Against Manchin Obstructionism in West Virginia”

Create your website with WordPress.com
Get started