Biden marking ‘Bloody Sunday’ by signing voting rights order
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new executive order from President Joe Biden directs federal agencies to take a series of steps to promote voting access.
The order comes as congressional Democrats press for a sweeping voting and elections bill to counter efforts to restrict voting access. Biden announced the plan during a recorded address on the 56th commemoration of the 1965 incident known as “Bloody Sunday.”
Some 600 civil-rights activists were viciously beaten by Alabama state troopers as they tried to march for voting rights in Selma, Alabama.