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A group of young activists from across the country is on hunger strike to demand lawmakers pass the Freedom to Vote Act. The hunger strike started in Arizona last week and has since expanded, with striking activists protesting in front of the White House every day. Noted Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig has also joined the hunger strike after being inspired by a meeting with some of the activists. This is Madison, speaking Tuesday, day nine of her hunger strike.

Madison: “My name is Madison, and this is day nine of my hunger strike. I’m feeling pretty tired and weak, but I’m still feeling empowered because I know that in order to pass any kind of legislation we need for this country, we have to get this bill passed first and this year, so I’m willing to do whatever it takes.”

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