A coalition of 15 prominent political organizations, advocates and labor groups is taking its support of a sweeping federal voting rights bill to the airwaves with a million-dollar ad campaign set to debut Monday, the group said.
The 30-second spots will air in New Hampshire, Georgia, Arizona and Washington, D.C."It's a matter of making sure that the public knows what the real deal is and making sure that the Senate knows that we're watching," said Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers.
The legislation, which passed in the House last month, seeks to change campaign finance, voting and ethics laws.
The bill would also expand access to the ballot box in many states by creating federal standards for voting access, including automatic voter registration, early voting, and modernized voting systems.
The fight over voting rights has reached new heights: Hundreds of corporations and business leaders signed a joint letter last week opposing discriminatory voting legislation, and top private law firms began forming a coalition to send lawyers to fight restrictions that pass in court.
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