Voting Rights Activists Arrested At White House, Demand Biden Act

Washington, DC — Hundreds of voting rights activists escalated demands for the White House to act on voting rights Wednesday, in an action that resulted in the arrests of some 200 participants.

With approximately 800 protestors in attendance, the demonstration is the fifth and largest in a series aimed at spurring the White House to take action to get the Senate to pass both the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Both pieces of legislation have been blocked in procedural votes.

Wednesday’s action follows a previous demonstration at the White House on Nov. 3 at which more than 50 activists were arrested, and an earlier demonstration on Oct. 19 at which 25 activists were arrested. Events have been led by People For the American Way, the League of Women Voters of the United States, and the Declaration for American Democracy.

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