State legislators and Civil Rights leaders launched a comprehensive voting rights campaign in Atlanta Wednesday. The effort, called American Values First and comprised mainly of Democrats, will fight a recent crop of anti-voter fraud laws in more than 30 states that have the support of many Republicans. Instead, members will draft templates of laws for all 50 states that would remove voting restrictions, which they say disenfranchise minority voters.
Civil rights leader Joseph Lowery is scheduled to speak in Atlanta during the launch a nationwide campaign to preserve and expand voting rights. Lowery and others are scheduled to speak Wednesday afternoon at Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church on the importance of equal voting rights and access.
A packed house remembered Martin Luther King Jr. Monday at the Atlanta church where he preached his message of justice and civil rights. Led by his older sister and his daughter, the service mixed spiritual messages with political ones in celebrating the icon who would’ve turned 83 Sunday. The key message was that there’s still work to do.
On this day commemorating the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr, thousands gathered in an Atlanta church where the civil rights activist preached his message of nonviolence. Political leaders said the teachings were especially relevant in light of the recent shooting rampage in Arizona.