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'Vote them out': Willie Nelson headlines Texas protest rally

“Vote them out.” Country music legend Willie Nelson led over a thousand spectators in song from the steps of the Texas Capitol, in a rally in support of Democratic state legislators who bolted for Washington to block GOP-backed voting restrictions

8/1/2021 8:35:00 PM

“Vote them out.” Country music legend Willie Nelson led over a thousand spectators in song from the steps of the Texas Capitol , in a rally in support of Democratic state legislators who bolted for Washington to block GOP-backed voting restrictions

Country music legend Willie Nelson led more than a thousand spectators in singing “vote them out” Saturday from the steps of the Texas Capitol during a rally wrapping up a four-day march in support of Democratic state legislators who bolted for Washington two weeks ago to block GOP-backed voting restrictions . Families with lawn chairs spread out across the sprawling Capitol greens in Austin. Clergy, politicians, constituents and musicians all spoke out about the proposals to impose voter ID requirements, limit ballot drop boxes and mail voting, and strip local officials of their election authority.

American country music singer-songwriterAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Country music legend Willie Nelson led more than a thousand spectators in singing “vote them out” Saturday from the steps of the Texas Capitol during a rally wrapping up a four-day march in support of Democratic state legislators who bolted for Washington two weeks ago to block GOP-backed voting restrictions.

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Families with lawn chairs spread out across the sprawling Capitol greens in Austin. Clergy, politicians, constituents and musicians all spoke out about the proposals to impose voter ID requirements, limit ballot drop boxes and mail voting, and strip local officials of their election authority.

The special session that the exodus by Texas Democrats halted is set to expire next week, but Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has pledged to schedule a new one as soon as the lawmakers return to the state.“If you don’t like who's in there, vote them out,” Nelson sang, inviting he crowd to join him in singing lyrics he'd previously written about taking a stand at the ballot box. headtopics.com

“I felt like I needed to be here. It is a history-making event that is so necessary right now,” said Brenda Hanson, 75, of Austin. “I am a descendant of slavery and I am not interested in moving back, I want to see this country go forward. I have lived well over three quarters of a century and I have never seen us go backwards like this before.”

Hanson said she is disabled but otherwise would have participated in the nearly 30-mile walk. Instead, she hoped to make a statement with her presence as she sat chanting in support on a bench under a tree.The march began Wednesday and ended Saturday when participants walked up to the doors of the Texas Capitol building in a rally sponsored by activist group Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. It was led, in part, by Beto O’Rourke, the former Democratic congressman and presidential candidate who has not ruled out a run for Texas governor in 2022. Earlier this week, O’Rourke and marchers shut down the frontage road of Interstate 35 during the morning rush hour, funneled between restaurants and cut a path from Republican-controlled statehouse districts to Democratic ones.

Story continuesMarchers compared what the GOP says are measures meant to protect against fraud and restore confidence in American elections to Jim Crow-style restrictions. There has been no evidence of widespread fraud in the 2020 election.“I ask you to think about every man and every woman who had the courage in their convictions and did what they needed to do in their own moment of truth in this country's history," O’Rourke told the crowd.

More than a dozen people in favor of the voting legislation proposed in Texas gathered at the Capitol building's front gate behind the rally, waving signs in support of the proposed changes. Republican state Sen. Bryan Hughes, who authored the Senate's version of the voting bill, told The Associated Press that when he heard about the rally, he decided to visit with people around the Capitol grounds to listen to their views and encourage them to read his piece of legislation. headtopics.com

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“The right to vote is fundamental and so it has to be accessible and secure, both are important,” Hughes said. “This is America. This free speech— we love this. Whether folks agree with me or disagree with me, I am glad to be here.”Hughes said “many people have heard generalizations,” and his goal is to discuss with constituents the details of the bill's language.

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Every Republican in office needs to be voted out When they are taking Is the voting rights away from Our Lord class Americans Just to feed a lie fuckwillie Willie smokes pot.. 😐 first demand is 'end the filibuster', but isn't fleeing town to prevent a quorum kind of the same thing as a filibuster? Protest rally for voting rights...vote them out. So, they have voting rights to do that? Yes, they do.

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'Vote them out': Willie Nelson headlines Texas protest rally AUSTIN , Texas (AP) — Country music legend Willie Nelson led more than a thousand spectators in singing “vote them out” Saturday from the steps of the Texas Capitol during a rally wrapping up a four-day march in support of Democratic state legislators who bolted for Washington two weeks ago to block GOP-backed voting restrictions . It appears the Republican Party is intentionally trying to lose support. Strange methods. I like Willie’s music but I’m not looking to him for political advice 😂. In fact, kinda reminds me of a dead beat uncle except Willie can hold a tune and that stuff pays you well. Doesn’t equate to knowing much of anything but hell of a song singer.

Willie Nelson Headlines Texas Protest Rally In Support Of Voting RightsThe country music legend appeared at a rally wrapping up a four-day march in support of Democratic state legislators who bolted for Washington two weeks ago to block GOP-backed voting restrictions . Bah Humbug!! That’s good because none are being taken away! Too much weed, not enough information.

Willie Nelson Headlines Texas Protest Rally in Support of Voting Rights Willie Nelson led more than a thousand spectators in singing 'vote them out' from the steps of the Texas Capitol . 🙄 Not all heroes wear capes A legend.

See Willie Nelson Perform at Voting Rights March in Austin Willie Nelson returned to the stage Saturday to take part in the Poor People’s Campaign march for voting rights outside the Texas Capitol in Austin Go Willie. Fighting for all !! Glad to see him supporting, but now in maskless Covid rate rising Tx ? Do yourself and watch The Red Headed Stranger on PrimeVideo

Willie Nelson Headlines Texas Protest Rally In Support Of Voting RightsThe country music legend appeared at a rally wrapping up a four-day march in support of Democratic state legislators who bolted for Washington two weeks ago to block GOP-backed voting restrictions . Bah Humbug!! That’s good because none are being taken away! Too much weed, not enough information.

Willie Nelson Headlines Texas Protest Rally in Support of Voting Rights Willie Nelson led more than a thousand spectators in singing 'vote them out' from the steps of the Texas Capitol . 🙄 Not all heroes wear capes A legend.