King family leads Arizona rally to mobilize support for voting rights bills

Arizona is one of 19 states that enacted voting restrictions in 2021.

Voting Rights, Arizona

1/15/2022 10:34:00 PM

Family members of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. honored his birthday today with a rally in Arizona to mobilize support for voting rights legislation. Arizona is one of 19 states that enacted voting restrictions in 2021.

Arizona is one of 19 states that enacted voting restrictions in 2021.

Former President Donald Trump is also holding ain Arizona with a list of speakers who led efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.State of play:King's wife, Arndrea Waters King, and their daughter, Yolanda Renee King, also took part in a rally Saturday campaigning for voting rights in Phoenix.

The family joined the predominantly Black Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church for the demonstration and chanted "no celebration without legislation."Arizona isone of 19 statesthat enacted voting restrictions in 2021.Family members of MLK also plan to lead a march on MLK Day in D.C. to urge the Senate and President Biden to enact federal voting rights legislation.

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