Civil rights leaders expressed disappointment at the U.S. Senate's failure to advance key voting rights legislation and change the filibuster rule, but they were also resolute in their will to keep fighting for equal and fair elections in a crucial election year.

Democrats were sent back to square one after Senate Republicans used a filibuster to block the For The People Act -- legislation that would have overhauled U.S. elections and greatly benefitted Black voters, in particular.

Dana Gresham, who previously served in the Obama administration, will become Doug Jones’ chief of staff, according to reports.

Senate Democratic leaders on Monday blocked a procedural vote that would have cut funding for Planned Parenthood, according to The Huffington Post. Republican leaders needed 60 votes to move the measure to the Senate floor, but they came up short in a vote of 53-46, The Post writes. From The Huffington Post: Every Democrat except […]