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THE NATION: It’s Time for Biden to Lead on Voting Rights

People For President Ben Jealous speaks at a rally on August 24, 2021. "No More Excuses: Voting Rights Now!"

This op-ed was posted in The Nation on August 26, 2021.

Senate Republicans have just reaffirmed their shameless resistance to protecting voting rights through the use of the filibuster. This time, they are preventing the Senate from moving forward on any measure to enhance voting rights, including the For the People Act, whose voting rights and democracy-strengthening provisions are supported by bipartisan majorities of the American people.

It is time for presidential leadership.

Read the full op-ed here