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VP Kamala Harris visits Atlanta to host a roundtable discussion on voting rights

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during a ceremonial promotion of Jacob Middleton to Brigadier General in the U.S. Space Force in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House campus, Tuesday, April 4, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during a ceremonial promotion of Jacob Middleton to Brigadier General in the U.S. Space Force in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House campus, Tuesday, April 4, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Vice President Kamala Harris arrived in Atlanta this Tuesday afternoon to host a roundtable discussion on voting rights in Midtown.

She was slated to join local voting rights activists and community leaders at The Gathering Spot, a private membership community area in northwest Atlanta geared toward collaboration throughout the city.

Among the roundtable participants were Black Voters Matter cofounder LaTosha Brown, New Georgia Project chief executive Kendra Cotton, and U.S. Rep. Nikema Williams, who chaired the Democratic Party of Georgia.

This comes after a judge greenlit newly revised congressional and state district maps last week. The original maps crafted in 2021 were found in October to weaken the voting strength of Black voters in the western metro Atlanta area.

This marks the vice president’s 10th trip to the metro Atlanta area since she took office, and one in a series of events she and President Joe Biden have organized in the battleground state with a focus on broadening ballot access.

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