Vice President Kamala Harris came to Atlanta this week as part of the White House’s push to encourage people to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
“Getting vaccinated is about building the power of community,” said Harris. “Getting vaccinated is about building the power of our country, and we can do this, Georgia. We can do this.”
The White House hopes to have 70% of all adults partially vaccinated by July 4.
Harris also held a listening session at Clark Atlanta University Friday about voting rights.
“We talked about seniors, and the need to make sure they can vote without barriers to their access to the polls,” said Harris. “People who have lived a long life and have a right to make sure their voice is heard and reflected in elections.”
Harris has been assigned by President Joe Biden with leading the administration’s efforts around voting rights.