U.S. President Joe Biden urged Americans to work to safeguard voting rights while commemorating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday.
Biden said it’s not enough to just praise King on the federal holiday honoring him.
He added, Americans must commit “to his unfinished work to deliver jobs and justice, to protect the sacred right to vote, the right from which all other rights flow.”
Biden said voter suppression and election subversion are concerns with “the onslaught of Republicans’ anti-voting laws in a number of states.”
The family of the slain civil rights leader and their supporters marched in Washington on Monday urging passage of a law to protect voters from racial discrimination.
Two major pieces of voting rights legislation have stalled in Congress amid widespread Republican opposition.