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Voting RIghts Now Rally 12 | by Stephen D. Melkisethian
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Voting RIghts Now Rally 12

Washington DC, Wednesday November 17, 2021.By my count around a thousand voting rights activists gathered in front of the White House to advocate for Congressional passage of The Freedom To Vote Act and The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Most of the rally speakers railed against the filibuster and Biden's failure to end it because that is how Republicans can stand in the way of voting reforms and DC Statehood too.The crowd here today was multi-racial and multi-generational. Organizatons represented included MoCo DSA, People For The American Way, SEIU, Our Revolution, Black Voters Matter, League Of Women Voters and more. A hundred or so folks decided to be arrested by refusing to move from the sidewalk in front of the White House when asked to do so by the Police.The arrestees were courteously and quickly booked and immediately released.

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Taken on November 17, 2021