Stories tagged: "voting rights"


Rev. Jesse Jackson (C), listens during a sit-in demonstration outside the office of Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) on July 26, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Pressure to End the Filibuster Is Mounting for Kyrsten Sinema as 39 Protesters Arrested During Phoenix Sit-In

Police arrested 39 protestors outside Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s office on Monday as they called on the senator to support ending the filibuster

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‘Truly a Sad Day’: Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Voter Suppression Laws

The conservative-controlled US Supreme Court upheld Arizona’s laws restricting third-party ballot collection and out-of-precinct voting.

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Tempe Bookstore Owner: ‘Everyone Should Have Equal and Fair Access to Voting’

Senate Republicans filibustered the For the People Act recently, at least temporarily ensuring its demise. Changing Hands Bookstore co-owner Cindy Dach says she expected more.

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‘Central to Our Identity’: Why These Arizona Faith Leaders Plan to Continue Fighting for Voting Rights

Faith leaders across Arizona have spoken out in recent months about protecting voting rights and expanding access to the ballot box as a Christian issue, not a partisan one.

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10 Activists Arrested After Protesting Outside Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s Office to End Filibuster

Activists said they were protesting the filibuster because it was holding up immigration reform, universal healthcare, and voting rights protections.

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Activists Urge Sinema to Ditch Filibuster After Republicans Use it to Kill Voting Rights Bill

Republicans blocked a bill on Tuesday that would have extensively expanded voting rights, despite support from Democratic and Independent senators.

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey Signs Controversial GOP-Backed Bill That Could Purge Thousands from Early Voting List

The law is part of a slate of restrictive Republican-backed bills that has emerged across the country in the wake of the 2020 election.