President Biden called on Congress to pass the Freedom to Vote Act as he spoke about voting rights and election reform in his speech in Atlanta, ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
"Today, we call on Congress to get done what history will judge," Biden said. "Pass the Freedom to Vote Act! Pass it now! Which should prevent voter suppression."
"The Freedom to Vote Act takes on election subversion to protect nonpartisan electors, officials who are doing their job from intimidation and interference," Biden added. "We'll get dark money out of politics, create fair district maps and ending partisan gerrymandering."
Biden also called on lawmakers to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, another measure that would bolster voting protections and create national standards to combat voter suppression.
"It's also time to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act," Biden said. "I've been having these quiet conversations with members of Congress for the last two months. I'm tired of being quiet!"
"Folks, it will restore the strength of the Voting Rights act of 1965, the one President Johnson signed after John Lewis was beaten, nearly killed, on "Bloody Sunday," he added.