Today, Vice President Kamala Harris hosted voting rights and civil rights leaders to discuss the critical importance of protecting the right to vote. The meeting was an opportunity for the Vice President to hear directly from leaders representing diverse constituencies about the work they are doing on the ground to mobilize their networks and combat voter suppression. Nationwide, more than 360 bills have been introduced to restrict voting following historic voter turnout in the 2020 election. The Vice President reaffirmed the President’s and her support for the For the People Act which would expand Americans’ access to the ballot box, as well as the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act which would restore the full protections of the Voting Rights Act. The Vice President said the President and she would continue the fight against voter suppression to make voting easier and accessible for all Americans.

Meeting participants included:

  • Vice President Kamala Harris
  • John Echohawk, Native American Rights Fund (virtual)
  • Sherrilyn Ifill, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (virtual)
  • Wade Henderson, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights 
  • Max Lubin, RISE
  • Janet Murguia, UNIDOS
  • John Yang, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC (virtual)

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