Biden Signs Executive Order Aimed At Promoting Voting Rights
Summary from AllSides News Team
Featured Coverage of this Story
From the LeftBiden marks ‘Bloody Sunday’ by signing voting rights order
A new executive order from President Joe Biden directs federal agencies to take a series of steps to promote voting access, a move that comes as congressional Democrats press for a sweeping voting and elections bill to counter efforts to restrict voting access.
His plan was announced during a recorded address on the 56th commemoration of “Bloody Sunday,” the 1965 incident in which some 600 civil rights activists were viciously beaten by state troopers as they tried to march for voting rights in Selma, Alabama.
“Every eligible voter should be...
From the CenterBiden calls on Congress to restore Voting Rights Act, signs orders to help expand access
President Joe Biden on Sunday signed an executive order aimed at helping to ensure all Americans have the right to vote by increasing access to voter registration services and information.
Biden also called for Congress to restore the Voting Rights Act, which was signed into law in 1965 following a violent protest in Selma, Alabama, that left some participants injured.
The late Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., who was one of the activists leading the march, suffered a fractured skull. Lewis passed away last year.
Biden’s executive order coincides with the...
From the RightBiden Signs Executive Order To ‘Provide Voting Access’ To Citizens In Federal Custody
President Joe Biden signed an executive order Sunday that includes a provision to “provide voting access” to U.S. citizens in federal custody.
“The order will promote voting access and allow all eligible Americans to participate in our democracy,” a release from the White House said.
The order directs all federal agencies to propose a “strategic plan” on how to improve voter registration and participation. All plans are required to be submitted within 200 days to the president.