VP Harris needs to talk about 'deliverables that African Americans will receive after saving the democracy twice'

NAACP says action is needed now, not during an election cycle
Kamala Harris, HBCUs, Atlanta
US Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during an event on gun safety in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, US, on Friday, Sept. 22, 2023. Photo credit Ting Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images

As Vice President Kamala Harris makes yet another visit to Atlanta, Georgia NAACP President Gerald Griggs says there are "plenty of things that the Biden Administration could talk about, but ultimately it's time for them to do something, and it's time to do it now."

According to the White House, Vice President Harris is in Atlanta today to meet with students at HBCUs to talk with them about key issues that impact them disproportionately. While Griggs agrees that such topics and the youth audience is important, he says "we should be hearing deliverables that African Americans will receive because of the historic turnout in 2020 and 2022 when we saved the democracy twice."

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It is Harris' fifth stop on her "Fight For Our Freedoms" initiative. She's meeting with students from Morehouse College, Spelman, Clark Atlanta, and Morris Brown.

Griggs is hopeful that Harris will talk to the students about student loan repayments and canceling student debt. At-the-same time, he says they're looking forward to a conversation about a pathway to passing the George Floyd Justice and Policing Act, the Freedom to Vote Act, and the John Lewis Voting Advancement Act.

"It's time to get deliverables," says Grigg, "when we're not in an election cycle. It's time to do it now."

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