Radio Host Joe Madison Announces He Will Go on Hunger Strike Until Congress Passes Voting Rights Legislation

Joe Madison, host of SiriusXM Urban View, announced he will go on a hunger strike until Congress passes significant voting rights legislation that has languished for months.

“As a political protest, I am beginning a hunger strike today by abstaining from eating any solid food until Congress passes, and President Biden signs, the Freedom to Vote Act or the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act,” he announced on his show. “And I repeat, just as food is necessary to sustain life, the right to vote is necessary to sustain democracy.” read more

Patrick Leahy and Senate Dems Introduce Measure to Strengthen Voting Rights Act

Senate Democrats have introduced a measure to strengthen the Voting Rights Act.

TheJohn Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act was introduced by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and 48 other senators. The legislation would update the Voting Rights Act to strengthen sections previously affected by Shelby County v. Holder (2013) and Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee (2013), Supreme Court decisions that weakened its key provisions. read more

Election Workers Have Been Threatened with Violence and Feel Unsafe, Spark Exodus

Nearly 1 in 6 election workers have been threatened with violence and almost 1 in 3 said they feel unsafe because of their job, information that has sparked fears of an exodus.

“It’s absolutely going to lead to an unprecedented exodus of a whole generation, I think, of professional election administrators,” David Becker, executive director and founder of the Center for Election Innovation and Research, told The Hill. read more