We all know that Voting Rights should be the foundation of this country’s democracy. As it is so, the Senate should make sure that American voters get the rights they deserve, set aside their party colors, and unite towards protecting and serving Americans. But in the latest legislation drama, it seems to be a far shot for the two parties to unite and work towards a unified cause. Because of this, the hashtag #VotingRightsForThePeople is trending not only in the U.S. but also worldwide.
Just to give all of us a bit of a background, Biden and the Democrats have been working towards pushing for policy changes within the Voting Rights act in the past year. The problem – the push seems to be hitting a wall built by none other than their own. In this case, they need all 50 Senate Democrats to get a filibuster exception. However, two of their own seem to be causing an impasse and would not budge.
But people’s attention is not focused on the Republicans that voted against the passing of the bill. Instead, everyone’s so focused on Manchin and Sinema’s (both Democrats) refusal to provide a filibuster exception for the bill.
As per the internet’s usual, a lot of them are hating on both Manchin and Sinema. This is why the #VotingRightsForThePeople is trending on Twitter today. Here are some of the Tweets that will clear it up more for us:
Speak up in favor of the senate
NEW: #VotingRightsForThePeople is now trending #1 nationwide as Americans speak up in favor of the Senate passing the Freedom to Vote: John Lewis Act. pic.twitter.com/YDYGrX9C2T
— No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen (@NoLieWithBTC) January 19, 2022
51 votes are all we need
If 51 votes in the Senate is good enough to confirm Supreme Court nominees, pass corporate tax cuts, raise the debt ceiling, confirm Cabinet nominees, and pass trillions in budget legislation, then it should be good enough to protect our freedom to vote. #VotingRightsForThePeople
— Sean Eldridge (@SeanEldridge) January 19, 2022
No more threats to democracy, huh?
Today in the very same chamber attacked by a sedition mob on January 6th, some who fled in fear that day will claim there is no threat to democracy despite dozens of new voter restrictions passed in the states. We know better; they know better; we demand #VotingRightsForThePeople
— Christine Pelosi (@sfpelosi) January 19, 2022
The Freedom to Vote act will
It’s time for the Senate to act to protect our democracy.
It’s time for #VotingRightsForThePeople pic.twitter.com/U199NbBOig
— Voter Action Project (@voteractionproj) January 19, 2022
We are in danger of losing our voting rights
If we do not protect our voting rights now, we will lose them. Stand up let your voice be heard! #VotingRightsForThePeople
— bellairmb (@BellAirMB) January 19, 2022
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