Advocates press for action in Congress on voting rights, despite grim outlook

By: - September 23, 2021 6:30 am

If signed into law, the “Freedom to Vote Act” would establish a national Elections Day holiday, expand voter registration, create nonpartisan redistricting committees and extend at least 15 days of early voting for federal elections, among other provisions. (Hill Street Studios/Getty Images)

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance. Before joining States Newsroom, Ariana covered public health and chemical policy on Capitol Hill for E&E News. As a Florida native, she's worked for the Miami Herald and her hometown paper, the Tampa Bay Times. Her work has also appeared in the Chicago Tribune and NPR. She is a graduate of the University of Florida.

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