WASHINGTON — Today, the League of Women Voters of the United States CEO Virginia Kase Solomón issued the following statement ahead of President Biden and President Harris's speech at the Atlanta University Center Consortium.
“The Biden Administration must make a strong commitment today to protect the freedom to vote for all Americans. Without the White House’s full commitment to passing voting rights legislation by any means necessary, including eliminating the filibuster, anti-voter laws will continue to silence voters’ voices.
“We hope that today, President Biden and Vice President Harris will demonstrate the strength of their leadership through more than just words. After months of pressure, protests at the White House, and hundreds of activist arrests, there can be no more excuses to delay meaningful progress on voting rights.
“We stand in solidarity with our coalition partners and fellow activists on the ground in Georgia who chose not to attend today’s speech as they demand the Biden administration deliver on voting rights.
“As we approach Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the administration should draw on the legacy of Dr. King to push the US Senate to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and the Freedom to Vote Act.
“We’ve seen what the President can do when he is committed to moving his priorities. Now he must utilize the full power of his office to protect our freedom to vote. American democracy depends on it.”
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