voting-rights

House Dems to unveil revamped voting rights bill named for the late John Lewis

BY: - July 31, 2021

During a Friday press conference, House Democratic Whip Jim Clyburn of South Carolina said that House Democrats are expected to introduce a revised H.R. 4, the John Lewis Voting Rights and Advancement Act, on Aug. 6. That is the same date that the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

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Pa.’s Casey: GOP voter suppression bills are ‘really just about white supremacy’ | Monday Coffee

BY: - July 26, 2021

In a Sunday TV interview, the Keystone State's senior senator suggests alternatives to abolishing the filibuster to move stalled voting rights bills.

Report: In a shift, Wolf says he’d support ‘reasonable’ voter ID requirements

BY: - July 20, 2021

The revelation was part of an interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer published Tuesday, in which Wolf said he had previously drawn a line in the sand on bills containing voter ID language. 

‘Our democracy is in peril’: Women risk arrest in voting rights protest in D.C.

BY: - July 20, 2021

U.S. Capitol Police arrested about 100 women for civil disobedience at the march outside the U.S. Supreme Court's ornate building on Capitol Hill on Monday, 7/19/21.

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Biden told us what we already know about the MAGA assault on voting rights. Now to stop it | Dick Polman

BY: - July 19, 2021

Democrat seize the moral high ground. But unlike their craven opponents, all too often they bring squirt guns to a shooting war.

In Philly, questions over whether Biden is doing enough to pass federal voting rights standards

BY: - July 18, 2021

U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans, D-3rd District, said voters in Philadelphia, especially voters of color, “can’t take anything for granted.”

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What’s powering Mastriano’s ‘audit’ crusade? | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - July 17, 2021

So far, two Pa. counties have said they won't cooperate with a GOP state lawmaker's attempt to launch an audit of the 2020 election.

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In Philly, Biden threw down the gauntlet in the battle over voting rights. It’s a fight we can’t shirk | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - July 14, 2021

The challenges and the risks to the Republic, laid down in a fiery speech at the National Constitution Center, could not have been more clear.

‘The Big lie is just that, a big lie’: In Philly, Biden calls for concerted effort to fight assaults on voting rights

BY: , and - July 13, 2021

“Make no mistake, bullies and merchants of fear, peddlers of lies, are threatening the very foundation of our country,” Biden cautioned. 

Pa. redistricting is poised to be transparent. Will it be fair? Advocates think yes.

BY: - July 13, 2021

Pennsylvanians will be able to participate in perhaps more than a dozen hearings on their congressional and legislative maps in the coming months, as well as submit their own maps online.

Pa. GOP lawmaker Mastriano doubles down on election audit, requests meeting with President Biden

BY: - July 13, 2021

Mastriano, who shared the letter online Monday evening, also requested a meeting with President JoeBiden, who delivered a speech on voting rights in Philadelphia on Tuesday.

Ahead of Biden’s Philly speech, anti-poverty advocates urge Congress to act on voting rights, minimum wage, filibuster

BY: - July 13, 2021

“This is not just a Black civil rights issue,” The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, the co-chairman of the Poor People’s Campaign, said. “It’s also an issue for everyone who cares about democracy. Our democracy is at stake.”