It is sad that in 2022 we still have to fight for voting rights and fair elections. But fight we must. Senators will be back at the Capitol this week and they’ll be voting on rules changes that will determine whether voting rights protections are passed.
Check out the following MLK Day message and voter registration information from Johnson County Democrats.
Remembering the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929 – 1968
The third Monday in January is a federal holiday honoring the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The day is usually celebrated with parades and marches, service projects, and speeches about civil rights. This year, members of the King family are calling for the holiday be a day of action for activists to promote voting rights. King was a fierce advocate for civil rights and voting rights.
We observe this day knowing that the work of Democracy, that he devoted his life to, is not finished. In 2021, For The People Act (The Freedom to Vote Act is the compromise) and The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act seek to protect the rights of all people to vote and to restore major elements of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965. We can then celebrate the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. when these Acts are passed.