Biden and Harris Put Voting Rights Front and Center

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President Biden and Vice President Harris will speak in Atlanta on Tuesday, January 11 about the importance of protecting voting rights. (iStock)

On Tuesday, both President Biden and Vice President Harris plan to give remarks in Atlanta about the importance of passing voting rights legislation and combatting a slew of states’ efforts to restrict the franchise. If Republicans defeat the federal legislation, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has signaled he will push for the elimination of the filibuster in hopes of sending it to Biden’s desk without bipartisan support. Critics say that the Biden Administration is offering words, not deeds, and that time is running out as states gear up for the 2022 midterm elections. What is the state of voting rights and what can be done?


Wendy Weiser, Vice President of Democracy, Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law

Grace Panetta, senior politics reporter, Business Insider

Kendra Cotton, Chief Operating Officer, New Georgia Project