Sunday, President Biden will sign an executive order aimed at increasing access to voting in U.S. elections.
Per the Hill “Biden will sign an order that will direct agencies to increase access to voter registration materials and reduce barriers to voting for certain groups, including military and overseas voters, Native Americans and people with disabilities.”
“The president on Sunday will also speak at the Martin and Coretta King Unity Breakfast to outline his focus on voting rights. The order and speech come on the 56th anniversary of the “Bloody Sunday” march in Selma, Ala. The violent clash between 600 civil rights marchers and white police officers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965 served as a catalyst for the passage of the Voting Rights Act.” the report adds.
Biden is expected to say “every eligible voter should be able to vote and have it counted. If you have the best ideas — you have nothing to hide. Let more people vote” according to his prepared remarks.
“In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act, holding that times have changed and blatant voter discrimination was rare, contrary to the assault that was taking place on the ground,” Biden will also say.
“The late Justice Ginsburg wrote that the decision was like ‘throwing away your umbrella in a rainstorm.’ Today, we have a hail storm, not a rain storm,” he will add.
President Biden will sign an executive order today designed to make it easier for Americans to vote, as Republicans across the country seek to limit voting rights in the wake of the 2020 election. https://t.co/vGGKKOalLc
— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) March 7, 2021