Harris calls for voting rights legislation before walking across Edmund Pettus Bridge on Bloody Sunday anniversary

On the 57th Anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” Vice President Kamala Harris called, yet again, for passage of voting rights reform on the federal level. “Bloody Sunday” is the name given to the attempt of more than 600 voting rights advocates to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge into Selma, Alabama in 1965, only to be beaten brutally back by state and local authorities. Visiting the famed site in person, Vice President Harris referred to recent restrictive, GOP-authored, election laws on the state level as “un-American.” She also reiterated President Biden’s call to reform or end the Senate’s filibuster, which has empowered Republicans to block the passage of bills like the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.  

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