Biden signs executive order aimed at promoting voting rights
President Biden has signed an executive order which seeks to expand access to voting and voting information. Signed on the 56th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” the order directs federal agencies to devise plans to increase voter registration and participation, help states with voter registration efforts, and modernize Vote.gov, the federal government’s voting information website. President Biden signed the order a week after the House passed H.R. 1, a sweeping voting rights reform bill, and in the wake of several Republican state legislatures introducing or passing bills which will limit voters’ access to the ballot box.
Young adults will be the nation’s largest voting bloc in the upcoming election and the National Voter Education Week plans to equip them with the tools and information they need to cast a ballot this fall.
A voting initiative started by several Black athletes and artists combatting systemic and racist voter suppression. This initiative aims at educating, energizing, and protecting the Black community’s right to vote.