Advocates spend $5.8 million to press for Democrats' voting bill compromise

Advocates spend $5.8M to press for Democrats' voting bill compromise.

9/23/2021 11:38:00 AM

Advocates spend $5.8M to press for Democrats' voting bill compromise.

The pared-down version of a more sweeping measure would include an Election Day holiday, same-day registration and 15 days of early voting.

Jessica McGowan / Getty Images fileSept. 23, 2021, 8:30 AM UTCByJane C. TimmThe progressive group End Citizens United and Let America Vote Action Fund will spend $5.8 million to promote Democrats' voting rights compromise bill with television, mail and digital advertisements in five states.

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A group of Democratic senators, including Joe Manchin of West Virginia, introduced a bill last week called the Freedom to Vote Act, a pared-the sweeping legislationDemocrats sought to pass earlier this year.The bill's fate is uncertain in a busy Congress: Republicans have opposed Democratic-advanced voting legislation, and some Democrats have been unwilling to amend filibuster rules to pass the legislation through the Senate without Republican support.

Sept. 19, 202107:33The advertisements, which start Thursday in West Virginia, Arizona, Georgia, Nevada and New Hampshire, seek to keep the pressure on Democratic senators to pass the measure, said Adam Bozzi, the group's executive vice president for communications. headtopics.com

"We're at a point where we've got all 50 Democrats on a bill, and we need them to do whatever it takes to get this bill passed," he said.The legislation would make Election Day a public holiday, require that same-day registration be offered at all polling locations by 2024 and mandate at least 15 days of early voting for federal elections, among other provisions.

An ad that will air in West Virginia features an Army veteran thanking Manchin."I didn't serve to see billionaires run our country. And when politicians make it harder to vote, I take that personally. Senator Manchin won't have it, either," the man says."He won't let the old ways of Washington stop him from doing what's right. He's got a plan to crack down on corruption, end dark money and secure our elections."

End Citizens United and Let America Vote Action Fund has already spent $17 million on earlier ad campaigns, the group said. Read more: MSNBC »

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Opinion | The Enormity of Manchin’s Skinny H.R.1From WSJopinion: Democrats started with a bad voting bill that was gigantic, and they’ve whittled it into a bad voting bill that’s merely enormous. It still deserves to die. opinion We Republican and Democrat need to stop the craziness that’s happening all across our Country! This continued surge of lies and deceit from the GOP Senators must stop & only we the people can stop them. I ask all Americans get out and vote them out while we still have a Country! opinion I am so shocked the editorial board doesn’t support easier access for voting. I totally couldn’t see this coming from a mile away. opinion Wish you focused more on the problem and not the desperate attempt as the solution. But Wall Street Journal is for cutting voting access to minority voters who now have 1 place 5,000 voters can go that now close at 5 knowing people have to work and can't vote early or after work.

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