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AG Garland vows to defend voting rights in Selma speech on Democracy’s foundation

Posted on AllSides March 5th, 2024
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In a poignant address at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Selma, Alabama, Attorney General Merrick B. Garland reflected on the historical and ongoing struggles for voting rights in America, emphasizing the federal government’s commitment to safeguarding this fundamental democratic principle. Speaking on the solemn occasion of Bloody Sunday’s 59th anniversary, Garland acknowledged the deep historical significance of Selma in the fight for civil rights and voting equity.

“Throughout our country’s history — before Bloody Sunday, and after — the right to vote in America has been under attack,” said Garland.


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