Black Women Arrested During Voting Rights March At Congress

Black women leaders were arrested Thursday during a march on the U.S. Senate as they were protesting bills around the country st
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Black women leaders were arrested Thursday during a march on the U.S. Senate as they were protesting bills around the country striving to restrict access to voting.

Civil rights groups were hosting a day of action on Capitol Hill, calling for the passage of national voting reform legislation and ending the filibuster.

More than 40 groups, many led by Black women, stood in the nation’s capital to urge members of Congress to pass the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. The groups want these bills to override a wave of voting bills in Republican-led states meant to tighten access to the ballot box.

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