Arizona College Students Threaten Hunger Strike Over Voting Bill

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A group of Arizona college students has threatened to launch a hunger strike on January 17 if lawmakers do not pass a federal voting rights bill.

The students are associated with Un-PAC, a growing movement of students and young people “organizing to fix democracy so we can solve problems.” The group claims to be non-partisan although its co-founders include organizers who worked on campaigns to elect Bernie Sanders for president.

“We’re prepared to hold out indefinitely now that the holidays are over,” Leila Winbury, a junior at Arizona State University, said, according to Fox News.

“I have seen the consequences of a broken democracy my entire life, so we’re willing to suffer the consequences of hunger striking rather than the consequences of the bill not passing,” she added.

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