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Harris' remarks, couched in the civil rights movement's legacy, push back on the idea that people can wait for a better time to pass voting rights legislation.

Biden's challenge Tuesday wasn't just to Senate holdouts, but for those who are waiting for some return to civility that has never existed for Black and other communities of color.

Some of the leading advocates who have long sounded the alarm about the urgency for Congress to advance any bills on voting rights are skipping Biden's speech in Atlanta about voting rights, suggesting the president's words are too little, too late.

Former first lady Michelle Obama is kicking off the new year with a message urging Americans to help fight back against voter suppression ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.

The president's comments Friday reflect a significant turn from early remarks such as telling people they will have to out-organize voter suppression yet again.  

Wednesday's vote is simply about whether the Senate will debate the recently introduced voting rights legislation. Republicans previously filibustered similar attempts to discuss the For the People Act.