Stevie Wonder has shared a video online urging Senators to protect voting rights – you can watch below.
As the Senate debates new voting rights legislation, the video arrives. The bill, known as the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act, would represent a change in how the nation’s elections are carried out, including how votes are cast and tallied and how House districts are drawn.
“Any Senator who cannot support the protection of voting rights in the United States Of America cannot say that they support the Constitution,”Wonder speaks in the video.
“Stop the hypocrisy, cut the bull-tish. If you care and support our rights, do the hard work. You can’t please everybody, but you can protect all of us. And to keep it all the way real? The filibuster is not working for democracy. Why won’t you?”
Republicans opposed the bill for years. Two Democratic Senators, Joe Manchin from West Virginia and Kyrsten Silena of Arizona, are required to push the bill forward. However, they continue to be reluctant because of their opposition to changing filibuster rules.
Wonder has voiced his disapproval of lawmakers in the past. Last year, he was one of many celebrities who released videos backing efforts for the formation of the first federal racial justice commission tasked with examining the country’s history of systemic racism against Black people. Check out his video Here.
In other news, Stevie Wonder was recently announced as one of the guests on Eddie Vedder’s upcoming solo album, joining the likes of Elton John and Ringo Starr. The Pearl Jam frontman will release ‘Earthling’On February 11,
Wonder will also feature on Cordae’s upcoming sophomore album ‘From A Bird’s Eye View’. He’ll appear on a song called ‘Champagne Glasses’ with Freddie Gibbs and Nas.