Leaders from top civil rights groups visited the White House Thursday to urge the administration to work with Congress and pass voting legislation.
National Action Network president Reverend Al Sharpton said the group of eight strategized with President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on a plan to counter GOP efforts to tighten restrictions on voting.
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“If we don’t put the street heat on it won’t happen,” Sharpton told reporters following the meeting. “We informed them this is going to come not from the White House down but from our houses up.”
The civil rights groups said Congress needs to pass the “For the People Act” and the “John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act” to counter what they believe is a targeted attack against minority voters.
The leader of the National Urban League, Marc Morial, accuse
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