2021-06-22 11:45:56

Republicans Won’t Even Debate “For the People Act” as They Flood States with Voter Suppression Bills

Senate Republicans are expected to use the filibuster to block debate on the For the People Act, a sweeping bill that would protect voting rights across the United States and improve ballot access.

The Senate vote comes as Republican state lawmakers are passing sweeping measures to suppress the vote. According to the Voting Rights Lab, 18 states have enacted more than 30 laws to restrict voting since the November election.

The For the People Act is “the most important voting rights bill since the Voting Rights Act of 1965,” says Mother Jones reporter Ari Berman.

“It just goes to show you how afraid the Republican Party is of democracy that they won’t even debate legislation to make it easier to vote, let alone vote on the actual bill.”

Democracy Now! produces a daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. lOur reporting includes breaking daily news headlines and in-depth interviews with people on the front lines of the world’s most pressing issues. 

On DN!, you’ll hear a diversity of voices speaking for themselves, providing a unique and sometimes provocative perspective on global events.

Missed an episode?  Check out DN on FSTV VOD anytime or visit the show page for the latest clips.

#FreeSpeechTV is one of the last standing national, independent news networks committed to advancing progressive social change. 

#FSTV is available on Dish, DirectTV, AppleTV, Roku, Sling, and online at freespeech.org.

2020 Election Amy Goodman Ari Berman Ballot Access Democracy Now! For the People Act Free Speech TV GOP Republican Party United States Voter Suppression Voting Rights Voting Rights Lab

Politics

The Thom Hartmann Program

We're Still in Danger of Trump & His Extremist Followers

We're Still in Danger of Trump & His Extremist Followers

Democracy Now!

This Is Not a Climate Bill: Leah Stokes on Why Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Doesn’t Go Far Enough

This Is Not a Climate Bill: Leah Stokes on Why Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Doesn’t Go Far Enough

Democracy Now!

“People Are Outraged”: General Strike in Guatemala Denounces Corruption & Mishandling of Pandemic

“People Are Outraged”: General Strike in Guatemala Denounces Corruption & Mishandling of Pandemic

The David Pakman Show

Republicans Throw Anti-Mask Tantrums on House Floor

Republicans Throw Anti-Mask Tantrums on House Floor

Related

Democracy Now!

This Is Not a Climate Bill: Leah Stokes on Why Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Doesn’t Go Far Enough

This Is Not a Climate Bill: Leah Stokes on Why Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Doesn’t Go Far Enough

Democracy Now!

“People Are Outraged”: General Strike in Guatemala Denounces Corruption & Mishandling of Pandemic

“People Are Outraged”: General Strike in Guatemala Denounces Corruption & Mishandling of Pandemic

Democracy Now!

Anti-BDS Jewish Orgs Back Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Sales Ban in Settlements Despite Israeli Pressure

Anti-BDS Jewish Orgs Back Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Sales Ban in Settlements Despite Israeli Pressure

Democracy Now!

Human Rights Watch Accuses Israel of Apparent War Crimes in Gaza Assault; Urges ICC Probe

Human Rights Watch Accuses Israel of Apparent War Crimes in Gaza Assault; Urges ICC Probe

Proud Partners