Martin Luther King Jr.’s Family to Mark Holiday With Voting-Rights March

Posted on AllSides January 17th, 2022
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Holiday, Martin Luther King Jr., Voting Rights

The nation’s capital will mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a march for voting rights led by the late civil rights leader’s family, as congressional Democrats vow to press ahead on voting-rights legislation despite its expected failure.

The leaders of the march are urging people to call on Congress to enact changes to elections law nationwide in lieu of celebrations on the federal holiday dedicated to Dr. King’s birthday.

The Senate is scheduled to begin debate on voting legislation this week, but Republicans are expected to block passage despite all Democrats being united...

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