Vice President Harris will travel to Selma, Ala., on Sunday to mark the 57th anniversary of Bloody Sunday and meet with civil rights leaders.
Harris will join other administration officials and civil rights leaders in walking across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, where the violent clash between 600 civil rights marchers and white police officers in 1965 served as a catalyst for the passage of the Voting Rights Act.
Harris will deliver remarks at the event, the White House said. Others expected to attend include Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia FudgeMarcia FudgeBiden, Harris emphasize equity at Black History Month celebrationNina Turner says she is running for U.S. Congress again because ‘people need a champion’Progressive candidates seek comebacks after disappointing yearMORE, Secretary of Transportation Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegUS to ban Russian flights from American airspaceOvernight Energy & Environment US to release 30M barrels from oil reserveTrump-nominated FAA administrator to resign at end of MarchMORE, Secretary of Education Miguel CardonaMiguel CardonaEducation Dept releases how-to on using COVID-19 relief for technical educationOn The Money Biden brings down hammer on Russian banks Democrats press Education secretary over plans to resume student loan paymentsMORE, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael ReganMichael ReganBiden, Harris emphasize equity at Black History Month celebrationSupreme Court to hear case challenging the scope of EPA’s climate powersEPA investment in Cancer AlleyMORE and Deputy Secretary of Veteran Affairs Donald Remy.
President BidenJoe BidenBiden State of the Union: A plea for unity in unusual timesWatch: Key moments from Biden’s first State of the Union addressFive takeaways from Biden’s State of the Union addressMORE last year marked the anniversary of Bloody Sunday by signing an executive order directing federal agencies to strengthen voting rights and reduce barriers to the ballot box for minority groups.
Harris has taken on voting rights as a key part of her portfolio in the face of Republican legislatures across the country enacting laws that critics say will make it more difficult for people, and minorities in particular, to vote by curbing access to absentee ballots and other options.
Biden in his State of the Union address on Tuesday called on Congress to pass the John LewisJohn LewisBiden, Harris emphasize equity at Black History Month celebrationFoundation established to honor John Lewis, wife announces launchNew Zealand’s Ardern to address Harvard graduatesMORE Voting Rights Advancement Act and the Freedom to Vote Act, both of which have run into opposition in the Senate, where passage requires 60 votes.