Last week’s defeat of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and the Freedom to Vote Act was expected but disappointing. Politicians and voting rights advocates had been fighting for voting rights protections for some time, combined with behind-the-scenes work by Vice President Kamala Harris and a late public push by President Joe Biden. But Republicans and two conservative Democrats refused to amend Senate filibuster rules, dooming Democrats to come up short in their efforts to pass voting protections. With this defeat, all those worried about the disenfranchisement of Black and other minority voters are searching for new strategies and tactics for protecting equal voting rights for all Americans. As the voting rights battle enters a new phase, here are five ways to protect voting rights in this country.