MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Sun, 03 Jul 2022 21:16:15 +0000 Harris: 'Our freedom to vote is under assault' http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/fc8b40b9dadc4258857e1c0720b68d48 Declaring Americans' "freedom to vote is under assault," Vice President Kamala Harris honored slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. by demanding the Senate continue his work and pass the voting rights legislation currently stalled. (Jan. 17) fc8b40b9dadc4258857e1c0720b68d48 Mon, 17 Jan 2022 19:21:11 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:US NETWORK POOLWashington, DC - 17 January 20221. Kamala Harris walks up to podium2. SOUNDBITE (English) Kamala Harris, U.S. Vice President:"Today, our freedom to vote is under assault. In Georgia and across our nation, anti-voter laws are being passed that could make it more difficult for as many as 55 million Americans to vote, 55 million Americans. That is one out of six people in our country. And the proponents of these laws are not only putting in place obstacles to the ballot box. They are also working to interfere with our elections, to get the outcomes they want and to discredit those they do not. That is not how democracies work. We know the threat we face. We know that this assault on our freedom to vote will be felt by every American and every community in every political party. We know that if we stand idly by, our entire nation will pay the price for generations to come."++WHITE FLASH++4. SOUNDBITE (English) Kamala Harris, U.S. Vice President:"Today, we must not be complacent or complicit. We must not give up and we must not give in. To truly honor the legacy of the man we celebrate today, we must continue to fight for the freedom to vote, for freedom for all. Thank you all. May God bless you and may God bless America."STORYLINE:Declaring Americans' "freedom to vote is under assault," Vice President Kamala Harris honored slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. by demanding the U.S. Senate continue his work and pass voting rights legislation now.Harris delivered the call during virtual remarks to the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. service.Saturday would have been the 93rd birthday of King, who was just 39 when he was assassinated in 1968 while helping sanitation workers strike for better pay and workplace safety in Memphis, Tennessee. The push by Harris and President Joe Biden for voting rights reforms effectively stalled in the Senate last week when Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona refused to vote for a change in Senate rules to make the legislation possible.Sinema said on the Senate floor that while she supports the voting rights legislation, she would not alter filibuster rules so it could move forward. The legislation required a change in the Senate rules to pass by simple majority, without any Republican support.In her remarks to the Ebenezer Church, Harris warned that the laws passed by the state legislatures in Georgia and other states will "make it more difficult for as many as 55 million Americans to vote.""That is one out of six people in our country," Harris said, urging if those laws are allowed to stand, "our entire nation will pay the price for generations to come."According to the Brennan Center, 19 states have recently passed laws making it harder for Americans to vote."Today, we must not be complacent or complicit. We must not give up and we must not give in. To truly honor the legacy of the man we celebrate today, we must continue to fight for the freedom to vote, for freedom for all," Harris said.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. Declaring Americans' "freedom to vote is under assault," Vice President Kamala Harris honored slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. by demanding the Senate continue his work and pass the voting rights legislation currently stalled. (Jan. 17) Harris: 'Our freedom to vote is under assault'