Kamala And Biden DOJ Attend Bloody Sunday

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

(TargetLiberty.org) – Vice President Harris, along with Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Ala.)  and Attorney General Merrick Garland participated in the procession that marched in Selma, Ala., across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in remembrance of the 1965 civil protest known as Bloody Sunday. 

Early on Sunday, Garland had warned in a speech that the same voting rights that protesters had been demanding in 1965 were currently being legally challenged in court. As he pointed out the court decisions relating to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 would make it significantly harder for millions of voters to cast their vote in favor of the representative they would like to see them represent. 

He argued that those measures also include several procedures and practices aiming to make voting harder. He also pointed out that they include redistricting maps that would disadvantage minorities, as well as other administrative changes that pose a threat to the system of government foundations. 

Sewell, who represents the city of Selma in Congress, reflected on the march on Thursday arguing that it was an honor to be able to walk in remembrance. She had added that this was a way for the nation to not forget what had happened on Bloody Sunday when hundreds of people had been attacked by the police. During the attack, many were brutally beaten and stampeded by horses. 

The march resulted in the Voting Rights Act and other civil rights legislation being introduced. However, as Sewell pointed out this old battle has become new as they are now once again fighting for voting rights. 

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