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Mychalejko: Join the Civil Rights movement of 2021 and beyond

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Republicans in Pennsylvania and across the country are working overtime to make the Jim Crow era in this country rise again.

“Our voting rights are in peril,” Kadida Kenner, executive director of the New Pennsylvania Project, told me.

Kenner’s organization offers the infrastructure to collectively defend our democracy and voting rights from far-right demagogues like State Senator Doug Mastriano, who continue to peddle the incendiary “Big Lie” that former President Trump actually would have won the election if it wasn’t for voter fraud.

Mastriano, who was outside the U.S. Capitol as it was being attacked Jan. 6 (which the “Big Lie” helped cause), is even trying to push a sham audit here similar to the one in Arizona, which the USA Today Network — Pennsylvania’s Editorial Board rightly called “damaging partisan theater” and “a corrosive stunt.”

“Beyond the malpractice of perpetuating suspicion of the election, which pits Americans against Americans and is being used to justify anti-democratic voting restrictions across the nation, this investigation in the name of accountability, promises to undermine it,” its July 20 editorial stated.

In Pennsylvania, the “anti-democratic........

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