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Gulfport, MSWLOX

Four arrested after voting rights protest outside Sen. Hyde-Smith’s Gulfport office

GULFPORT, Miss. (WLOX) - Four people were arrested Monday afternoon after protesting outside of Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith’s office at the federal courthouse in Gulfport. The protestors were part of a group of a dozen people who came to the courthouse calling for the passage of the federal Voting Rights Act, a raise of the minimum wage to $15 an hour, and an end to the filibuster.
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Jesse Jackson Among 39 Arrested at Sit-In at Sinema's Office

Civil rights leaders, including the Revs. Jesse Jackson and William Barber, were among 39 people arrested Monday after refusing to leave the Phoenix office of Democratic U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, who has faced unrelenting pressure from liberal activists over her opposition to ending the filibuster to pass voting rights legislation.
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Phoenix, AZAZFamily

Reverend Jesse Jackson, dozens others arrested in Phoenix march

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Reverend Jesse Jackson and 38 others were temporarily arrested after a civil rights march outside of Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema's office in Phoenix Monday morning. Jarrett Maupin Sr. confirmed the arrests to Arizona's Family. "Reverend Barber and Reverend Jesse Jackson are being arrested along with all...
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Fox News suggests tying voting rights to having more kids

The last election didn’t go Fox News’ way, but they’re backing a plan to manufacture more votes. “Hillbilly Elegy” author and Ohio senate candidate J.D. Vance suggested last week that parents should be able to vote on behalf of their children now because the country will some day belong to them.
Phoenix, AZkjzz.org

Dozens Arrested Outside Sen. Sinema's Phoenix Office

Phoenix police arrested more than three dozen protesters Monday outside Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s office on Camelback Road. Among those who refused law enforcement’s order to leave a second-story balcony was a civil rights leader who worked with Martin Luther King Jr. Speeches at Kachina Park and then a mile...
New York City, NYThe New Yorker

Bob Moses’s Pioneering Fight for Voting and Education Rights

The moniker “civil-rights leader,” which appeared in some of the headlines noting the passing of Bob Moses on Sunday, at the age of eighty-six, is literally accurate: he was one of the most important figures in the civil-rights movement during its peak period, in the middle years of the nineteen-sixties. But one should not get the impression that Moses was a stentorian, march-leading type. He had a kind of reverse charisma. He came across as not just quiet but almost painfully shy. He had studied both the Quaker and Buddhist traditions, and he’d sometimes take the podium in front of a room full of people and say nothing, for an uncomfortably long time, as a way of showing that he was there to listen, not just to be heard. It’s impossible to imagine him running for office, as so many of his peers in the movement did. He was closer to being a sacred mystic than he was a politician.
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