President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are scheduled to be in Atlanta on Tuesday afternoon to deliver speeches widely described as expressing the urgency for passing voting rights legislation ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.
However, some of the leading voices who have long sounded the alarm about the need for Congress to advance any bills on voting rights will not be in attendance Tuesday, suggesting they are not in allegiance with related efforts from Biden’s administration.
So, why exactly are the nation’s top voting rights advocates skipping an event with national election implications that is happening in their own backyard? The answers may surprise you.
Errin Haines, the editor-at-large of the 19th, a nonprofit newsroom dedicated to covering the intersection of gender, politics and policy, broke the news Monday night that a “coalition of Georgia voting rights groups is skipping Biden-Harris trip to Atlanta” in part because the Biden Administration is seemingly reacting way too late to an issue that advocates unsuccessfully sought to bring to the forefront months ago. Continue Reading
BREAKING: A coalition of Georgia voting rights groups is skipping Biden-Harris trip to Atlanta tomorrow, says “Georgia voters are facing attacks on all fronts, and there is not time during these fights to attend a speech and meet to reiterate the seriousness of this moment.”— Errin Haines 😷🧼🧴💉 (@emarvelous) January 10, 2022