NEW YORK – (January 17, 2022) – Today, NowThis released an exclusive interview with Vice President Kamala Harris and Andrew Young, civil rights icon and former United States Ambassador to the United Nations, in commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The conversation, which took place immediately after President Biden and Vice President Harris’ joint appearance in Atlanta last week, featured a discussion on the need for federal legislation to protect access to the ballot box, particularly for Americans of color.
While discussing the importance of voting and the events, including the Selma to Montgomery March, that led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Ambassador Young remarks:
“The struggle for democracy is not a political struggle. It's not an economic struggle. It really is a spiritual struggle. How are people who are different, who have completely different backgrounds come together from all over the world? How are we going to live together unless we have a society that is just and fair….the only way you can assure that is with a vote.”
You can watch the conversation here.
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