‘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”

Ossoff introduces ‘Right to Vote’ Act in Senate

The senator’s office says it would establish protections from ‘laws that make it harder to cast a ballot.’ Sen. Jon Ossoff introduced legislation to establish what his office characterized Wednesday as the “first-ever affirmative federal voting rights guarantee.” The Georgia senator’s office said in a release that the bill would serve to protect people from “laws that make itContinue reading “Ossoff introduces ‘Right to Vote’ Act in Senate”

‘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”

Rep. Mondaire Jones: ‘No Reason To Work With’ GOP Right Now

The progressive New York Democrat also said President Joe Biden is “doing a tremendous job.” Rep. Mondaire Jones, a New York Democrat, made history in November when he became one of the first two openly gay Black men to win a seat in Congress. As a representative of Rockland and Westchester counties ― largely affluent,Continue reading “Rep. Mondaire Jones: ‘No Reason To Work With’ GOP Right Now”

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