Biden marks 'Bloody Sunday' by signing voting rights order
His plan was announced during a recorded address on the 56th commemoration of “Bloody Sunday,” the 1965 incident in which some 600 civil rights activists were viciously beaten by state troopers as they tried to march for voting rights in Selma, Alabama. The voting rights bill includes provisions to restrict partisan gerrymandering of congressional districts, strike down hurdles to voting and bring transparency to a murky campaign finance system that allows wealthy donors to anonymously bankroll political causes. With his executive order, Biden is looking to turn the spotlight on the issue and is using the somber commemoration of Bloody Sunday to make the case that much is at stake. Bloody Sunday proved to be a turning point in the civil rights movement that led to passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. A never-before-seen effort to ignore, undermine and undo the will of the people.”AdBiden's also paid tribute to the late civil rights giants Rev.