Democratic Party of Georgia Applauds President Biden and Vice President Harris’ Leadership on Voting Rights
Today, President Biden and Vice President Harris delivered forceful remarks at the Atlanta University Consortium Center urging the U.S. Senate to pass federal voting rights legislation and spotlighting the dangerous and antidemocratic attacks that Republicans in Georgia and across the country have made on the integrity of our elections. In his speech, the President called on the Senate to change their rules in order to take long overdue action to safeguard our democracy and protect every American’s right to vote.
Following the remarks, Congresswoman Nikema Williams, Chair of the Democratic Party of Georgia, released the following statement:
“Today, President Biden and Vice President Harris came to the cradle of the voting rights movement to double down on their unshakeable commitment to defending Americans’ right to vote and ensuring that every election is free, fair, and secure. As President Biden has said, this is a battle for the soul of our nation, and Georgia Democrats are proud to stand with this administration as we continue to fight for Americans’ fundamental right to vote in the face of Republican obstructionism. We in Georgia know firsthand the stakes of this fight, as we’ve seen Republican lawmakers shamelessly pass restrictive voting legislation because they know they cannot win on the merits of their ideas.
“The U.S. House of Representatives has taken decisive action to protect our democracy, and Georgia Democrats have been at the vanguard of that effort. I’m also grateful for Senators Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, who have been champions for voting rights legislation. Now is the time for the Senate to join President Biden, Vice President Harris, and Georgia Democrats in this commitment and pass the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Georgia Democrats remain absolutely committed to working with the Biden-Harris administration and Congress to protect our elections and secure the right to vote for all Americans.”