Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, on Friday to meet with lawmakers and students.
During her visit, Harris met with members of the Tennessee General Assembly to discuss voting rights and other issues related to democracy and civic engagement.
She also visited a local community center, where she spoke with students and community leaders about the importance of education, job training, and economic opportunity.
Harris emphasized the need for investments in infrastructure, including broadband internet and affordable housing, to help ensure that all Americans have access to the tools and resources they need to succeed.
The vice president’s visit comes as Tennessee and other states across the country consider a range of voting restrictions that critics say would disproportionately impact minority and low-income voters.
Harris has been a vocal advocate for voting rights, calling on Congress to pass sweeping federal legislation to protect and expand access to the ballot box.
In a statement, Harris said that her visit to Nashville was an opportunity to listen to the concerns of Tennesseans and to work together to build a brighter future for all Americans.
The vice president’s trip to Nashville is part of a larger effort by the Biden administration to engage with communities across the country and to address the pressing challenges facing the nation.