The Workers Circle and Black Voters Matter participated in four civil disobedience actions outside the White House, alongside democracy and civil rights groups. This collective effort led President Biden to change his position, urging the Senate to set aside the filibuster for the passage of federal voting rights legislation. The Workers Circle’s CEO, Ann Toback, board members, activists, and students, including two dozen, were among those arrested multiple times. Participation reached 500 by the final action.
Cliff Albright, Co-founder and Executive Director of Black Voters Matter and Noelle Damico, Director of Social Justice at the Workers Circle were among the #Democracy5 whose arrest by the Secret Service and jailing on October 5, headlining network news.