Action For Voting Rights Heat Up
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Recall our previous post, Why Are Texas Democratic Lawmakers On The Run, & Candlelight Vigil For Democracy, In Memory Of John Lewis, On Saturday, July 17, 2021, Texas Democrats who left the state to block voting restrictions will be holding a virtual conference to highlight the need for Congress to pass federal voting rights legislation. NBC News’ Vaughn Hillyard explains who will be taking part in the event, in the video published on July 18, 2021, “Texas Democrats To Hold Events To Push For National Voting Rights“, below:
Lawmakers are under pressure as the voting rights fight heats up for the 2022 midterm elections, in the video published on July 18, 2021, “Senator Amy Klobuchar Discusses The New Restrictive Voting Laws“, below:
The Senate Rules Committee will hold its first field hearing in 20 years in Georgia on the state’s new voting laws. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), chair of the Senate Rules Committee, says she is holding the hearing because “there’s a concerted effort…to take away people’s freedom to vote.” in the video published on July 17, 2021, “Sen. Klobuchar: ‘We Are Not Going To Stop Fighting This Fight’ For Voting Rights“, below:
Melanie Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, talks with Rachel Maddow about gearing up for direct action and civil disobedience in support of voting rights as Republicans continue their attacks on free and fair elections and Senate Democrats aren’t moving the federal protections that are the only way to protect the franchise, in the video published on July 16, 2021, “‘Summer Of Direct Action’ For Voting Rights Heat Up“, below:
Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker
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