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erienewsnow.com 13 Jan, 2022 01:30 am

Congressional Black Caucus, Democrats urge Senate to pass voting rights legislation - Erie News Now

Congressional Black Caucus, Democrats urge Senate to pass voting rights legislation - Erie News Now

- Democrats and the Congressional Black Caucus are putting pressure on the senate to vote on legislation they say will protect voting rights.The CBC had a passionate and at some times emotional plea for the Senate to act on voting rights legislation.But the Dems have said they want to change the filibuster rule to pass voting rights legislation.But Republicans have been adamant that we should leave it to the states to decide their election laws.

They said there shouldn’t be a one-size-fits-all approach to election laws.The Freedom to Vote Act does a few things: it aims to expand voting access by allowing a minimum of 15 days of early voting, expand access to ballot drop boxes and would make election day a federal holiday.

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