Students assembled outside the White House to participate in a hunger strike to push for the passing of the Freedom to Vote Act
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There is hope that Manchin may be more receptive to a filibuster carve-out, which is critical for the passage of voting rights legislation.
Black leaders plan to warn White House officials that it is past time for President Joe Biden to fully support voting rights legislation.
President Joe Biden sees election reform as a key part of his campaign, but nearly a year later, voting rights reform remains elusive.
70 progressive organizations in California have informed Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif) that she must back a vote-rights filibuster or resign.
Stacey Abrams did not react Monday to a question on possible presidential run instead stating her focus on voting rights legislation.
Activists and labor unions rallied in Washington, D.C. Tuesday to urge lawmakers to adopt voting rights legislation and abolish filibuster.
President Biden issued a statement on Senate Republicans blocking the John Lewis voting rights bill, urging them to reconsider.
Republicans Wednesday barred the Senate from debating a voting rights bill named after ardent civil rights activist, the late John Lewis.
Sens. Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Murkowski (R-Alaska) signed on to a revamped voting rights bill Tuesday, a day before Senate test vote.