Arndrea and Martin Luther King III Talk Voting Rights and Abolishing Filibuster
In 1963, more than 250,000 people marched on Washington, D.C., for jobs and freedom with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. leading the way.
Nearly 60 years later, Dr. King’s oldest son, Martin Luther King III, helped lead a massive march on the nation’s capital. This time the objective focused on voting rights.
“John Lewis told us that the most powerful nonviolent tool we have is voting rights,” said King on Saturday, Aug. 28 on the 58th anniversary of the historic March on Washington.
“We are in a battle to protect our most sacred right,” King continued.
King called the more than 400 voter suppression bills in GOP-led states a reaction to record-setting voter turnout in Georgia and other states that helped Democrats gain control of both chambers of Congress and the White House.
King and his wife, Arndrea, said their current mission focuses on registering voters and fighting suppression laws.
“The 400 pieces of legislation introduced since January are efforts to offset massive voter turnout we saw last year and are a preparation for 2022,” said Arndrea King, a national merit scholar who studied psychology at Emory University.
“If people come out and make themselves heard and press for federal protection, for the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, we can stop this,” Arndrea King insisted.
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