A crowd of about 100 rallied in Fountain Square Sunday, June 27, against voter suppression. The rally, convened by Indivisible Evanston together with Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky and Mayor Daniel Biss, called for passage of the For the People Act. The 10-part bill, introduced back in January by Rep. John Sarbanes, addresses voter access, election integrity and security, campaign finance and ethics. It expands voter registration through automatic and same-day registration, and access through vote-by-mail and early voting. It also would limit efforts by local election […]
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