Is the White House prepared to put its full weight behind voting rights?

Rep. Nikema Williams says Biden and Harris coming to Atlanta mean they're ready to act

When Congresswoman Nikema Williams arrives back in Atlanta from DC Tuesday she'll be aboard Air Force One. The freshman Representative will join President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris as they come to Atlanta to talk about voting rights. Williams tells Audacy Atlanta's Maria Boynton they are bringing a "plan of action."

Rep. Williams believes the visit by both Biden and Harris signals that the White House is ready to put its full weight "behind securing free and fair access to the ballot regardless of your zip code in this country."

While voting rights legislation has passed the U.S. House, it remains stalled in the Senate. Republicans have used a filibuster rule to block the legislation. Yet, Williams expresses optimism as Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) has set a deadine of January 17, the MLK Day holiday, to take a vote on the Freedom to Vote Act.