The Rev. Liz Theoharis, center at microphone, co-director of The Poor People’s Campaign, speak outside National City Christian Church in Washington, Monday, April 5, 2021. A coalition of interfaith leaders and activists met in Washington and online to demand an end to the filibuster, calling it an arcane and racist tactic that blocks the passing of moral policies. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Galvanized by recent laws that tighten voting access, a loose coalition of religious leaders led by Black clergy is rallying behind an agenda that is focused on voting rights but encompasses several issues, from ending the U.S. Senate filibuster to statehood for Washington, D.C., and a broad array of racial justice and poverty concerns.
The increasingly visible movement was on
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