Senator Raphael Warnock Wants You To See Voting Rights As A Moral Issue : Consider This from NPR As Democrats are making a push for voting rights legislation in Congress, more faith leaders want Americans to approach it as a moral – even spiritual – issue, including pastor and Democrat, Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia.

Warnock explains why he thinks ending the legislative filibuster in the Senate may be a necessary step, a move that President Joe Biden also endorsed while speaking in Warnock's home state on Tuesday.

And Warnock describes his spiritual motivation for this voting rights push. He says democracy is the "political enactment of a spiritual idea."

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

Senator Raphael Warnock Wants You To See Voting Rights As A Moral Issue

Senator Raphael Warnock Wants You To See Voting Rights As A Moral Issue

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Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-GA, says that if Congress doesn't pass voting legislation, it will have "failed in the trust the people have given us." Bill Clark /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-GA, says that if Congress doesn't pass voting legislation, it will have "failed in the trust the people have given us."

Bill Clark /AFP via Getty Images

As Democrats are making a push for voting rights legislation in Congress, more faith leaders want Americans to approach it as a moral – even spiritual – issue, including pastor and Democrat, Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia.

Warnock explains why he thinks ending the legislative filibuster in the Senate may be a necessary step, a move that President Joe Biden also endorsed while speaking in Warnock's home state on Tuesday.

And Warnock describes his spiritual motivation for this voting rights push. He says democracy is the "political enactment of a spiritual idea."

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Lee Hale and Connor Donevan. It was edited Ashley Brown and Courtney Dorning. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.