Latasha Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter, said the president’s possible gestures are commendable, but “we cannot make symbolic progress.”
President Joe Biden At the celebration of the 2021 WNBA Champion Seattle Storm, I kneeled in the East Room a few days before the anniversary of the March on Washington, the night before the John Lewis Voting Rights Act vote at House.
The WNBA has been at the forefront of professional basketball on the issue of social justice and police reform, but this is not the first time the president has knelt on a sports organization. One photo, quoted by a White House source, points to a photo of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrating the Major League Baseball Championship.
Latasha BrownThe co-founder of Black Voters Matter said the president’s possible gestures are commendable. However, Brown warned that “no symbolic progress can be made.”
Cliff OrbrightCo-founder and Executive Secretary of Black Voters Matter continued to focus on “passing through comprehensive police reforms on policy and voting rights,” and “filibuster has long been figuratively kneeling on us.” To make the president aware. ” .. “
The House of Representatives is ready to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act on Tuesday.South Carolina Parliamentarians and House Leader James Cliburn I hope the bill will be passed in the Senate, even though the filibuster is still working in the room. Filibuster has traditionally been a delayed tactic to pass voting rights in the Senate.
House Democratic leadership will meet with voting activists, lawyers, and trans-denominational religious leaders this week to discuss all options on the table. The poor people’s campaign is within the organization that attends the talks.
Without the For the People Act, Brown shows that Americans are voting, as in 1965. This is because the two Supreme Court proceedings have eradicated some of the historical law and some Republican-led states have created restrictive voting laws.
Anger and frustration are evident in the current state of voting rights.
President Biden’s negligence is also the flash point for Brown. She asked: “Where is that passion, energy, and commitment to voting rights? I haven’t seen him really willing to do so.”
Brown is part of the leadership of the Good Trouble Rally on Saturday, the anniversary of the March on Washington. There is another activation on the same day. It is the annual anniversary of the March on Washington, led by the pastor. Al sharpton When Martin Luther King III.. Both Saturday activations will focus on voting rights and police reform issues.
A House vote on Tuesday’s voting rights could allow activists at both events to readjust the march and rally messages that are expected to attract thousands to Washington’s National Mall and Lincoln Memorial.
The organizers of both rallies have stated that the passage of voting rights and the focus and purpose of police reform are the same.
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