Vice President’s Selma Speech Focuses on Voting Rights

 Commemorates 57th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday.”

On Sunday, Vice President Kamala Harris spoke at the 57th anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama. Six hundred civil rights advocates crossed Selma’s bridge to protest for African Americans’ right to vote in 1965. They were beaten by state troopers when they reached the other side. Vice President Harris honored the bravery of the protestors in her speech, and also highlighted the goal of President Biden’s administration to continue expanding voting rights.

“In a moment of great uncertainty, those marchers pressed forward and they crossed… We must do the same,” the vice president said. “It demands we keep going to court to defend this sacred freedom, and it demands we register voters, volunteer as election workers and yes, of course, drive souls to the polls.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president and vice president to seek God’s direction regarding voter reforms.
  • For members of Congress as they consider and vote on election legislation.
  • For discernment for advocates of civil rights as they promote updates and changes to the nation’s laws.

Sources: The Hill, The White House


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