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Martin Luther King Jr.’s Family Tells Senate to Legislate, ‘Not Celebrate’

Relatives of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. marched on Washington and urged the Senate to pass voting rights legislation.

“Mr. President, Senator Manchin, Senator Sinema, members of the Senate, pass the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act now. If you can deliver an infrastructure bill for bridges, you can deliver voting rights for Americans. If you do not, there is no bridge in this nation that can hold the weight of that failure.” “For all the elected leaders out there who are tweeting, posting and celebrating my grandfather, Dr. King, today, my message to you is simple: Do not celebrate. Legislate.” “We will not give up, we will not give out, we will not give in, whether this bill is passed tomorrow, next week, next month or next year.” [chanting and singing] “— democracy looks like!” “This is what democracy looks like!” “Show me what democracy looks like!” “This is what democracy looks like!”

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Martin Luther King Jr.’s Family Tells Senate to Legislate, ‘Not Celebrate’

By Network Pool and Reuters January 17, 2022

Relatives of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. marched on Washington and urged the Senate to pass voting rights legislation.

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