Hundreds protest Manchin’s opposition to voting law overhaul
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Hundreds of demonstrators outraged with Sen. Joe Manchin’s opposition to a sweeping overhaul of U.S. election law marched through the state’s capital city on Monday evening.
Rev. William Barber, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, denounced the influential moderate Democratic senator.
He called for a diverse coalition of working people to apply pressure on Manchin, who recently opposed a $15 minimum wage and the price tag of President Joe Biden’s initial $2 trillion infrastructure plan.
Unable to meet with the senator, leaders of the demonstration affixed a poster-sized protest letter to the front doors of his office’s building.
Rally-goers took turns signing their names on it.
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