"This is a fundamental question of whether or not we are going to have a just, inclusive multiracial democracy as America continues to grow," Butler said.
NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson expertly trolled Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema and her staunch opposition to voting rights by resurfacing one of her old tweets that called voting rights icon John Lewis her "hero."
White House Senior Advisor Cedric Richmond said Senators straddling the fence need to remember that voting rights are the bedrock of democracy.
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.
Black Twitter thinks Joe Biden mispronounced the name "Ebenezer Baptist Church" during his speech in Atlanta to discuss the state of voting rights in America.
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.
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.
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