Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, was among the nine protestors who were arrested on Thursday afternoon at the U.S. Capitol while protesting for the voting rights legislation.
Tag: Voting Rights
President Joseph R. Biden has continued to give Vice President Kamala Harris important responsibilities; the latest one was handed to her on Tuesday when he put her in charge of protecting voting rights. This comes after a slew of states have attempted to pass bills that aim to make it more difficult for people to vote.
Florida became one of the latest states to pass controversial voting legislation Thursday when Governor Ron DeSantis signed Senate Bill 90 into law. The bill creates an array of new restrictions, specifically regarding mail-in voting. It adds new ID requirements for those requesting absentee ballots and limits the use of drop boxes.