Harris Convenes Behind Closed Doors to Increase Voting

In order to increase voter registration, Vice President Kamala Harris convened a closed-door meeting on Tuesday.

After Harris’s seven-minute rant about the need to defend poll workers’ rights and voting rights at the beginning of the meeting, the press was led out of the room and the proceedings were moved behind closed doors.

Representatives from more than twenty voting rights organizations participated in the roundtable discussion about strategy, according to Axios.

The vice president brought up initiatives to support three national days of voting “action” during Harris’s speech.

“I’m also pleased to announce today,” said Harris, “that we will declare three national days of action together with the leaders here where we can continue to do our work that is about uplifting communities, strengthening coalitions, strengthening communities around their power, and ability to lead in their own communities, and so those three national days of action for voting will be Juneteenth, the anniversary of the Voting Rights Act” (Aug. six), “and, of course, National Voter Registration Day” (Sept. 24th).

Other than the closed-door aspect of the meeting, it is unclear how the plan to increase the number of voters registered on such “action” days will be carried out.

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