President Joe Biden released a statement Sunday commemorating the 57th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” and vowing to protect voting rights and election integrity in the U.S.
The day, which occurred March 7, 1965, saw white state troopers attacked Black voting rights marchers attempting to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to Selma where she will march and speak at the annual remembrance.
“Led by the late John Lewis, they marched to secure their sacred right to vote.
Their absolute courage forced America to look in the mirror and Congress to act.
“My Administration will continue implementing my Executive Order to promote voter participation, increase access to the ballot, and rally the country to protect voting rights and election integrity,” the statement said. “Vice President Harris, marching in Selma today, will continue to lead this effort. The U.S.