Washington — Hundreds of marchers took to the streets of Washington, D.C. on Monday, commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 93rd birthday. In attendance at the event were Martin Luther King III, Arndrea Waters King and Yolanda Renee King.
Participants in the march were vocal about passing the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and the Freedom to Vote Act, which Congress is expected to vote on this week.
Following the march, several lawmakers joined the King family in a press conference at Union Station where they emphasized the importance of passing voting rights legislation to preserve Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. Many said they support eliminating the filibuster in order to make this happen.
“While it may be true to (senators) that the filibuster is an important custom, it is not the Constitution of the United States,” Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said. “We want all of them in the Senate to weigh the equities.”
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