‘They are, in effect, supporting racism’: Black leaders zero in on Dems' filibuster holdouts
Black civil rights leaders, voting rights advocates and elected officials are ramping up their lobbying of Senate Democrats to nix the filibuster, arguing that they can keep the rule in place or pass voting rights legislation, but not both.
In a half-dozen interviews, top officials framed the choice as existential for a party that depends on Black and brown voters — and they are planning pressure campaigns both privately and publicly to make that clear.
Rev. Al Sharpton, the civil rights leader and former presidential candidate, said in an interview...