July 16, 2024
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Martin Luther King’s family joins call for US voting reform

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Washington (AFP) – Members of Martin Luther King Jr’s family joined marchers Monday in Washington urging Congress to pass voting rights reform as the United States marked the holiday commemorating the slain civil rights leader. King’s son Martin Luther King III spoke at the march, warning that many states “have passed laws that make it harder to vote” more than half a century after the activism of his father. The march’s message was aimed at boosting support for the Freedom to Vote Act currently before the Senate, and which passed in the House of Representatives last week. But the bill faces a…

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