There are efforts being made to ensure that voting rights will be accessible to all American citizens of voting age. The White House, however, has preferred to leave this task to Congress. Religious leaders have stepped up to pressure him to ensure that the voting law is passed. This article by John Bowden is published by Independent. Here is an excerpt:
President Joe Biden is facing more pressure to shepherd the passage of voting rights legislation through the Senate and on Thursday received a letter from hundreds of US faith leaders urging his party to act.
As the midterm campaign season begins to pick up steam and states have released new district maps which appear to give Republicans a greater advantage than before, the calls to pass legislation that would increase federal oversight of state voting laws as a means of protecting the access to the vote in minority communities have grown louder as experts have said that a wave of legislation in GOP-led states aimed at restricting the right to vote will only continue unless the legislation is passed.
On Thursday, a group of more than 800 faith leaders including the leaders of numerous Christian, Jewish and Muslim organisations wrote to the president and congressional Democrats that “[passing] comprehensive voting rights legislation must be the number-one priority of the administration and Congress”.
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