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Protesters Demand West Virginia Sen. Manchin End Opposition to Filibuster Reform, Voting Rights Bill

HeadlineJun 15, 2021

In West Virginia, the Poor People’s Campaign led a “Moral March on Manchin” in Charleston Monday protesting Democratic Senator Joe Manchin’s opposition to killing the filibuster. They also demanded Manchin reverse his opposition to the For the People Act, which would restore and expand the protections of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, gutted by the Supreme Court in 2013. This is the Rev. William Barber, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign.

Rev. William Barber II: “We ain’t in this heat to play.”

Protester: “That’s right!”

Rev. William Barber II: “Am I right about it?”

Protesters: “Yes!”

Rev. William Barber II: “We’re not in these streets to play. We are here to bring street heat and moral heat to the legislative processes. The voices of the people in West Virginia will be heard. We are nonviolent, but we ain’t playin’. We will fight for the soul of this democracy, because wages are at stake, infrastructure is at stake, voting rights are at stake. And we will fight for this democracy!”

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