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Vice President Kamala Harris and Ambassador Andrew Young Join NowThis for Exclusive Commemorating MLK Day

Conversation on the Heels of Harris' Speech in Atlanta on Protecting Voting Rights and Election Integrity

Company Release
January 17, 2022

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.

About NowThis:
NowThis is the #1 most-viewed News & Politics Digital Publisher across FB, YT and Twitter [Tubular Labs, US Based Digital Publishers, September 2021], and a leading news brand and the one of the most followed overall publishers on TikTok, with over 6.2M followers [Platform Analytics, November 2021]. Our brand mission is to make news engaging and relevant for young adults by humanizing our complicated world. Launched in 2012, NowThis has revolutionized how news today is consumed. Our entertaining, inspiring and informative videos receive over 1.4B monthly views [platform analytics, January 2021]. NowThis has won an Academy Award, an Edward R. Murrow Award, and a Cannes Lions Award. NowThis is part of Group Nine Media, the most-engaging media portfolio in the U.S. [Comscore, July 2021].

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Priyanka Mantha

VP, Communications, NowThis

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