On Saturday August 28th a number of civil rights groups will descend on Washington D.C. to address the many Republican voter suppression bills that have arisen since the 2020 Election.
More than 50 years after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and reminded America of the “fierce urgency of now,” activists are hoping to re-create the power of that day.
Thousands of activists are expected to converge Saturday in Washington and other cities across the country on the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington as part of the national fight over access to the ballot box.
“We know that when people engage, we create nonviolent street heat, action occurs,” said King’s eldest son, Martin Luther King III, who is one of the organizers of the March On for Washington and Voting Rights.
Democrats and voting rights activists want federal legislation to fight back against new rules in Republican-led states that they say are intended to make it harder to vote, particularly for voters of color and young people.
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