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Day 46 of Hunger Strike: Joe Madison Vows to Continue Until Voting Rights Act is Signed, Sealed and Delivered

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Washington, DC, December 24, 2021 –(PR.com)– Activist Joe Madison made a declaration to continue his hunger strike in spite of Senate inaction before the holiday recess. His declaration is below:

“After 45 days without solid food, I am beyond grateful to everyone who has supported my hunger strike for voting rights: the students, teachers, ministers and activists in every state.

But I cannot declare victory on voting rights.

In 2021 alone, Republicans in 19 states have already passed 34 laws restricting the right to vote. They have teed up hundreds more voter suppression laws targeting black and brown Americans in 2022.

Until the Freedom to Vote Act or the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act is signed, sealed, and delivered, I will continue my hunger strike.

My sacrifice is happening in solidarity with all those who have marched, faced arrests and threats of violence for demanding the right to vote. And on Christmas Day, I will…

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