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Sheila Jackson Lee is third Black lawmaker to be arrested during voting rights protests

Sheila Jackson Lee is third Black lawmaker to be arrested during voting rights protests

7/30/2021 5:04:00 AM

Sheila Jackson Lee is third Black lawmaker to be arrested during voting rights protests

Congress members Joyce Beatty and Hank Johnson were previously arrested for participating in separate demonstrations

“Once again we see a Black woman at the forefront of defending our civil rights and leading the fight to save our fragile democracy,” said Odus Evbagharu, chair of the Harris county Democratic party, in a statement. “Congresswoman Lee understands we are at a pivotal moment in the history of our nation, where our sacred right to vote is under grave threat. She recognizes that we all must take action to protect this right.”

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Representatives Joyce Beatty of Ohio and Hank Johnson of Georgia were also arrested this month for participating in voting rights demonstrations.Jackson Lee’s arrest came after a House committee hearing with Democratic lawmakers from Texas, who recently staged a high profile walkout from the state legislature in order to prevent

Republicansfrom passing restrictive new voting laws.Texas is already one of the hardest places to vote in the US. Democrat in the state say the proposed laws would make it even harder and further disenfranchise Black and minority voters, by imposing ID requirements on mail-in ballots and banning 24-hour and drive-through voting. headtopics.com

Democrats are working on a revised voting rights bill, after Republicans blocked consideration of a more sweeping proposal last month. The proposed For the People Act failed in an evenly-split Senate along party lines.Joe Manchin, a moderate Democrat from West Virginia who voted to open debate on the For the People Act despite qualms about some provisions, has offered a scaled-back framework for voting rights legislation. Aspects of his proposal are likely to be incorporated into the Democrats’ revision.

But with Republicans opposed to most of the reforms Democrats want to see, it’s unclear how lawmakers will pass federal voting rights protection while the filibuster – the Senate’s 60-vote supermajority requirement – stands. Voting rights activists have urged Democrats to kill the filibuster and pass legislation quickly as Republicans around the country work to pass voting restrictions.

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gathara Go get an ID and vote! Stop keeping black people in USA poor and ignorant so you can use them. Nonsense Australias banned protesting It would be helpful if you’d actually read the Texas bill which expands voting , vote times, and ID options. Jackson-Lee is a example of multiracial whiteness-a tool for white supremacy called For the People Act which is unconstitutional in every way.

Voting rights ha. Because of the bigotry of low expectations means a certain demographic are viewed as too stupid to vote which is actually worse than real racism. God I hate this clown world timeline.. Strange.... it seems like law enforcement in that region DO know how to arrest people. What was different about January 6th that they couldn't arrest far more violent protesters?

OMG... doesn't she know how bad the prison there is... Republicans are trying to shut the prison down. Thank you Ms. Lee! Why have more lawmakers been arrested for standing up for voting rights than violating mask mandates? 🤔 nice ...and how many arrested as a result of the Capitol riots?

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