The silence of 109 corporations who claimed to be champions of voting rights

Popular Information, January 12, 2022

President Biden traveled to Atlanta on Tuesday and made his most impassioned plea for federal legislation to protect voting rights. Critically, Biden called on the Senate to make changes to its filibuster rules to allow voting rights legislation to pass with a simple majority. Only one Republican out of 50, Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), is willing to even allow a debate on voting rights. So if the Senate maintains its current filibuster rule, which requires 60 votes to overcome, it will not happen.

In other words, the only meaningful way to support voting rights is to also support filibuster reform. Absent filibuster reform, support for voting rights is just talk.

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