If made into law, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act could help stem the tide of GOP voter suppression laws.
A mass march on August 28 will call on Senate Democrats to ditch the filibuster and pass voting rights legislation.
Progressives have criticized the administration for putting the onus on largely Black and Brown voting rights groups.
Congress should pursue legislation that protects election officials from partisan interference and threats of violence.
“Nobody actually believes the election was stolen … but a lot of them are happy to go out and say it was,” he said.
Even if communities successfully out-organize, Ocasio-Cortez warned, “the ground is being set to overturn results.”
Activists say they modeled the law after the federal Voting Rights Act that has been gutted in two Supreme Court cases.
Republicans plan to use the state’s citizen initiative process to circumvent the governor’s veto.
The Georgia senator applauded Texas Democrats for leaving their state to thwart a GOP attack on voting rights.
Biden faces rising pressure to throw his full political weight behind ending the filibuster and defending voting rights.