Vice President Kamala Harris announced Thursday that the Democratic National Committee will invest an additional $25 million to expand its voter access initiatives ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.
According to the DNC, the $25 million investment will go to efforts aimed at registering millions of new voters, assembling a voter protection team to use the courts to counter efforts to limit polling access, defending voting rights, and beating back legal challenges to election results.
Speaking at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Harris said: “This is the fight of our lifetime. Americans have successfully blocked some anti-voter bills from becoming law — and others are being challenged in courts.”
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) July 8, 2021
NEW: We’re proud to announce we’re expanding our I Will Vote initiative. This $25 million investment will educate, register, turn out voters to the polls—and more. We are fighting tooth and nail to protect the right to vote and stop Republican lawmakers’ assault on our democracy.
— The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) July 8, 2021