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Voting Rights


McConnell Makes Clear 'All Republicans Will Oppose' Manchin Voting Rights Compromise

"The idea that Manchin can pass a law to protect the vote with help from the very people it needs protecting from is suspect at best."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


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."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·



'Manchin Is Only Moved by Corporate Donors,' Says Bowman as Koch-Backed Group Lobbies Against Voting Rights Bill

"The provisions in the For the People Act are widely popular, among Democrats and Republicans. It's just not popular among billionaire donors."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


'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.

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


"Might as Well Be Titled, 'Why I'll Vote to Preserve Jim Crow'": Manchin Panned Over Op-Ed Against For the People Act

"We didn't need an op-ed to know you're unwilling to protect our democracy," said Rep. Mark Pocan.

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


After Biden Says We Must 'Act Swiftly' on Voting Rights, Progressives Respond: 'Abolish the Filibuster'

"It's simple," said Rep. Barbara Lee. "It's either uphold the filibuster or uphold our democracy."

Kenny Stancil, staff writer ·


'Our Entire Democracy Is Now at Risk' Because of GOP Attacks, Warn 100+ Scholars

"We urge members of Congress to do whatever is necessary—including suspending the filibuster—in order to pass national voting and election administration standards."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


After Texas Walkout, Sanders Says Senate Dems Must Show the 'Same Courage' by Passing Voting Rights Bill

"We must pass S. 1, the For The People Act. The future of American democracy is at stake."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·