The Youth Activists Who Wouldn’t Eat Until Congress Took On Voting Rights

Posted on AllSides December 21st, 2021
From The Left
Aiden Duffy/Un-Pac

After months of knocking on doors and conferencing with senators to advance the cause of voting rights reform, a group of young people from Arizona decided that the only way to ensure the future health of our democracy was to stop eating.

On December 6, 20 members of Un-PAC, a nonpartisan advocacy group, launched a hunger strike outside the state capitol in Phoenix, Arizona, to encourage their senators—Democrat Kyrsten Sinema in particular—to support the Freedom to Vote Act.

The bill, an updated version of the For the People Act, would institute automatic...

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