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U.S. voting rights events reflect multiracial reform agenda

Aug. 26, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

A decades-old fight to expand and protect voting rights will intensify this weekend, when multiracial coalitions of civil, human and labor rights leaders hold rallies in Washington and across the nation to urge passage of federal voter protections eroded since the Voting Rights Act of 1965. ...

Progressive Dem Morgan Harper enters US Senate race in Ohio

Aug. 18, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Progressive Morgan Harper jumped into the race for an open U.S. Senate seat in Ohio on Wednesday, promising to turn next year's primary against U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan into another test of the left wing's strength within the Democratic party. Harper,...

Democrats craft voting bill with eye on Supreme Court fight

Jul. 10, 2021 08:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As congressional Democrats gear up for another bruising legislative push to expand voting rights, much of their attention has quietly focused on a small yet crucial voting bloc with the power to scuttle their plans: the nine Supreme Court justices. ...