Voting Rights on the Line
The fight to pass federal voting rights legislation is heating up. Activists are in Washington DC demanding that Congress pass federal voting rights legislation. Among those gathering at the nation’s capital are students who have been on a hunger strike in support of Freedom to Vote Act which aims to make voting easier by making election day a national holiday, allowing early voting and voting by mail, things that supporters of the bill say will make voting more accessible for everyone but especially marginalized voters. Today’s guests are from Un-PAC, a nonpartisan youth led organization that is working to get The Freedom to Vote Act passed. Brandon Ortega, a student at Arizona State University has participated in the national hunger strike, and Adrien Horton, is an Un-PAC organizer, they join us today from Washington DC.
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