100+ scholars call for congressional action against mounting Republican attacks on voting rights

100+ scholars call for congressional action against mounting Republican attacks on voting rights

A photograph of protesters holding signs for voting rights.

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A group of over 100 scholars of democracy released a joint statement calling for congressional action in the face of mounting Republican attacks on voting rights. The letter, published by the think tank New America, comes two days after Texas Democrats staged a walkout Sunday night to block a sweeping voter suppression bill.

The scholars say that in addition to passing a new voting rights act, lawmakers also need to address partisan gerrymandering and regulate ethics and money in politics.

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