Last week, the House of Representatives handed H.R. 1, the For the People Act of 2021. This is a landmark piece of laws that’s urgently wanted to defend the best to vote and the integrity of our elections, and to restore and strengthen our democracy. I hope the Senate does its work, so I can signal it into legislation. I additionally urge Congress to absolutely restore the Voting Rights Act, named in John Lewis’s honor. Today, on the anniversary of Bloody Sunday, I’m signing an govt order to make it simpler for eligible voters to register to vote and enhance entry to voting. Every eligible voter ought to have the opportunity to vote and have that vote counted. The blood of John Lewis and so many different courageous and righteous souls that was spilled in Selma on this Sunday in 1965 sanctified a noble wrestle. And when the nation noticed these photos that evening, America was pressured to confront the denial of democracy, the fiercest urgency of justice. On this present day of reflection, please, let’s keep targeted on the work forward. Let’s keep in mind all those that got here earlier than us, as a bridge to our historical past, so we don’t overlook its ache, and as a bridge to our future, so we by no means lose hope.