To highlight the urgency of democracy’s erosion in the US and advocate for setting aside the filibuster to pass voting rights legislation, Black Voters Matter and the Workers Circle organized multi-state actions during the White House Democracy Summit. These events took place outside the United Nations in New York, Washington, DC, and seven additional states: CA, DE, GA, OH, VA, ME, AZ. Democratic Senators publicly expressed support for laying aside the filibuster or voted in favor, notably for the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act in January 2022. The UN protest was covered in The Guardian.