After Texas Walkout, Sanders Says Senate Dems Must Show the ‘Same Courage’ by Passing Voting Rights Bill

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      eridani
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      https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/06/01/after-texas-walkout-sanders-says-senate-dems-must-show-same-courage-passing-voting

      Applauding Texas Democrats for taking coordinated action to stymie a far-reaching GOP attack on voting rights, Senator Bernie Sanders on Monday said lawmakers in the U.S. Senate must show “the same courage” by passing an election reform bill that has languished in the chamber for weeks.

      “Congratulations to Democrats in Texas for protecting democracy and the right to vote,” Sanders (I-Vt.) tweeted. “We must pass S. 1, the For The People Act. The future of American democracy is at stake.”

      Texas is just one of many Republican-led states across the country pushing sweeping legislation to restrict voting rights in the wake of the 2020 election, with GOP lawmakers frequently parroting former President Donald Trump’s false claims about the integrity of the process and outcome.

      According to a recent analysis by the Brennan Center for Justice, passage of the For the People Act would help neutralize “virtually every single one” of the hundreds of voter suppression bills that Republicans are advancing across the country.

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      Or for refusing to come down hard on thei own Senators who are bucking this? Nope, he only blames Republicans, therefore he is posturing.

      Again.

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

      You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton

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