Bloody Sunday

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Emma Becraft, Entertainment Editor

Yesterday marked exactly 56 years since Bloody Sunday. Bloody Sunday represents the day when 600 people marched from Selma to Montgomery. The peaceful protesters were met with extreme acts of violence from the state troopers in an attempt to stop the protest for equal voting rights.

In honor of this, President Biden announces his executive plan to expand voting access. He says that the executive order will “make it easier to register voters on federal property, increase transparency for Americans in the military and overseas who want to vote by mail, and improve access to voting for Native Americans and people with disabilities” as described by Tia Mitchell on https://www.ajc.com/politics/in-honor-of-selmas-bloody-sunday-biden-announces-new-voting-rights-initiatives/2WKMJV3KPNATZMRO2V3Y5QS4PU/.

The president has yet to announce how exactly he will be making it easier, increasing transparency, and improve access, but it should be released soon.