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Democrats focus on voting rights on MLK Day

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As the country celebrates MLK Day, honoring Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Democrats are pushing their voting rights legislation.

During the National Action Network’s MLK Day event, President Biden addressed his push for the legislation.

“It’s not just enough to praise him,” Biden said, referencing Martin Luther King, Jr. “We must commit to his unfinished work to deliver jobs and justice to protect the sacred right to vote. The right from which all other rights flow attack on our democracy is real.”

Vice President Kamala Harris spoke on voting rights at an event at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. In Washington, D.C, King’s son, Martin Luther King, III, joined House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Members to address the issue.

Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said he plans to bring voting rights to a vote on Tuesday. But it’s likely that vote will fail, as Democrats don’t have the Republican support necessary to pass the bill. They also don’t have enough Democratic support to change the filibuster rules, allowing them to pass the bill with just a simple majority.

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‘VOTING IS THE FOUNDATION STONE FOR POLITICAL ACTION’

MARTIN LUTHER KING JUNIOR SAID THAT IN 1965…

AND TODAY ON MLK DAY.. VOTING RIGHTS ARE VERY MUCH THE FOCUS FOR DEMOCRATS.

Joe Biden:
<<”on this federal holiday that honors him. It’s not just enough to praise Him. We must commit to is unfinished work to deliver jobs in justice to protect the sacred right to vote, the right from which all other rights flow.”>>
Annie Andersen:
MAJORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER HAS PROMISED ACTION ON VOTING RIGHTS TUESDAY…

BUT THERE’S ONE PROBLEM WITH THAT… HE DOESN’T HAVE THE VOTES.

THERE ARE TWO BILLS ON THE TABLE.. AND REPORTEDLY A VERSION BEING DRAFTED BY SENATOR JOE MANCHIN AND GEORGIA GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE STACEY ABRAMS…

BUT NONE OF THOSE BILLS HAVE REPUBLICAN SUPPORT- MEANING THEY CAN BE FILIBUSTERED AND KILLED.

AND AS FOR CHANGING THE FILIBUSTER- SCHUMER WOULD NEED THE FULL SUPPORT OF HIS PARTY… SOMETHING HE DOESN’T HAVE.

BUT THERE IS ONE OPTION THAT MIGHT WORK…THE ELECTORAL COUNT ACT.

THIS IS A REALLY SMALL CHANGE… to clarify that the vice president cannot reject state certified results when congress meets to count the votes.

ACCORDING TO SENATOR MITT ROMNEY A BIPARTISAN GROUP OF SENATORS IS WORKING ON LEGISLATION-

AND IT COULD BE THE LAST BEST CHANCE FOR SOME ACTION ON THE ELECTION PROCESS

STRAIGHT FROM DC I’M AA

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As the country celebrates MLK Day, honoring Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Democrats are pushing their voting rights legislation.

During the National Action Network’s MLK Day event, President Biden addressed his push for the legislation.

“It’s not just enough to praise him,” Biden said, referencing Martin Luther King, Jr. “We must commit to his unfinished work to deliver jobs and justice to protect the sacred right to vote. The right from which all other rights flow attack on our democracy is real.”

Vice President Kamala Harris spoke on voting rights at an event at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. In Washington, D.C, King’s son, Martin Luther King, III, joined House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Members to address the issue.

Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said he plans to bring voting rights to a vote on Tuesday. But it’s likely that vote will fail, as Democrats don’t have the Republican support necessary to pass the bill. They also don’t have enough Democratic support to change the filibuster rules, allowing them to pass the bill with just a simple majority.

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