Democratic governors press U.S. Senate to act on voting rights legislation

One bill, known as the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021, would restore the Voting Rights Act of 1965

By: - December 13, 2021 2:41 pm
Florida voter at a polling place

In this file photo, a voter walks by a sign pointing the way to The Coliseum, where a polling station is set up on Nov. 4, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and 16 other Democratic governors are urging the U.S. Senate to pass two bills that aim to protect voting rights.

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana Figueroa is a reporter in the States Newsroom Washington, D.C, bureau. 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.