CWA Members Arrested Supporting Voting Rights
The union joined activists in calling for the passage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Act
On Wednesday, CWAers and other activists from across the country rallied in front of the White House demanding that our elected officials put an end to the filibuster, and pass the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Time after time, the filibuster, a relic of the Jim Crow era, has been used to block critical civil rights and voting rights legislation. Now, Senate Republicans are hiding behind it and allowing Republican-led state legislatures to enact racist, discriminatory anti-voting laws. Just yesterday, Senate Republicans filibustered the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, the third time this year they have blocked debate on voting rights.
Protesters are now being removed from in front of The White House for peacefully protesting. Following the Presidential Election, voter suppression bills have been introduced (and some passed) in many states. It’s time to protect the vote. #ProtectTheVote #VotingRightsNow pic.twitter.com/S3suPmFOgx
— Black Voters Matter (@BlackVotersMtr) November 3, 2021
Several activists at the protest, including CWA Secretary-Treasurer Sara Steffens, participated in civil disobedience by getting arrested to demonstrate how dire this issue is. A few weeks ago, delegates to the 78th CWA Convention voted overwhelmingly to pass a resolution to end the filibuster and save our democracy. CWA will continue to make our voices heard and fight to ensure all Americans have access to their most fundamental right.