A sweeping voting rights bill that would counter attempts by some States to erode voting rights is having a difficult time being passed in Congress. Students are stepping up through a hunger strike to push Congress to pass the Freedom to Vote Act. This article by Hannah Demissie is published by ABC News. Here is an excerpt:
A hunger strike that started in Phoenix has made its way to the nation’s capital. Students from different parts of the U.S. have gathered outside the White House participating in a hunger strike which they say is to help get the Freedom to Vote Act passed.
The bill addresses voter registration and voting access, election integrity and security, redistricting, and campaign finance.
The students are part of Un-PAC, a nonpartisan, pro-democracy youth organization.
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