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General News    H2'ed 6/27/21

After GOP Blockade of For the People Act, Progressives Mobilize 'Deadline for Democracy'; Common Dreams

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Eyeing what they see as a fast-approaching "deadline for our democracy," progressive groups are mobilizing for a nationwide campaign to pressure lawmakers to pass the For the People Act."We need wide-scale public pressure," say the groups behind the Deadline for Democracy campaign. "Not in September. Not in early 2022. Right now—in the weeks leading up to the final showdown in July."The official kickoff of the campaign is Monday, though related events are already starting this weekend including a Saturday “Freedom to Vote” rally on Boston Common. "There is overwhelming public support for voting rights!" the coalition organizing the Boston rally explains. "We must keep pushing the Senate to pass S.1—For the People Act." The For the People Act must pass soon to take effect before the midterms!"
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