the essential During a demonstration for the protection of the right to vote in Washington DC, this Tuesday 19 October, the actress Alyssa Milano has been arrested. She was protesting in favor of the Freedom to Vote Act.
On her Twitter account, the star shared her experience. “I was arrested for asking the Biden administration and the Senate to use their tenure to protect the right to vote. Join me and @ peoplefor telling the Senate and the White House that the right to vote should not depend on place of residence. “
Democrats vs. Republicans
The Freedom to Vote Act aims to simplify voter registration, and thus transform the election into a mandatory day off. The Senate is due to vote on the bill in the next few days.
Indeed, during the presidential election between Joe Biden and Donald Trump, hundreds of voters had to queue for hours, missing a day’s pay. Most of these people came from disadvantaged neighborhoods.
According to NBC News, picked up by 20 Minutes, Democrats are said to be in favor of this Freedom to Vote Act, while Republicans have threatened to obstruct.