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Sat Jul 31, 2021, 10:34 PM

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

Source: AP

By ACACIA CORONADO

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.

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.



Beto O’Rourke, former Democratic congressman and presidential candidate, speaks at a rally for voting rights in Texas at the Capitol in Austin, Texas on Saturday, July 31, 2021. Hundreds of people packed the steps of the Texas Capitol as a protest rally which began Wednesday and ended Saturday with participants marching up to the doors of the Texas Capitol building. (AP Photo/Acacia Coronado)


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Reply 'Vote them out': Willie Nelson headlines Texas protest rally (Original post)
Omaha Steve Jul 31 OP
Aristus Jul 31 #1
cilla4progress Aug 1 #9
Evolve Dammit Jul 31 #2
Eyeball_Kid Jul 31 #3
walkingman Jul 31 #4
dalton99a Jul 31 #5
babylonsister Aug 1 #6
LetMyPeopleVote Aug 1 #7
cilla4progress Aug 1 #8
Roy Rolling Aug 1 #10
LetMyPeopleVote Aug 1 #11
twodogsbarking Aug 2 #12

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 10:41 PM

1. Everything good about Texas fighting everything bad about Texas.

This makes me cry for happy…

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Response to Aristus (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 1, 2021, 01:27 AM

9. Well

frickin' said!

I saw Beto and Rev Barber on the teevee last night - they are fired up! I'm psyv3hed and can't wait to march!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 11:01 PM

2. Thanks Beto. Thanks Willie. And thanks all who marched and stood up!

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 11:18 PM

3. Amen. n/t

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 11:20 PM

4. "If you don't like who's in there, vote them out"

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 11:23 PM

5. Kick

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Aug 1, 2021, 12:17 AM

6. Country singer Willie Nelson performed at Austin voting rights rally

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Aug 1, 2021, 01:10 AM

7. I love that song

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Aug 1, 2021, 01:25 AM

8. Awesome.

I am totally on the Beto bandwagon. Took me awhile. Hes the real deal.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Aug 1, 2021, 04:26 AM

10. The Real Deal

Here’s how to tell them apart.

Genuine people like Beto walk 30 miles to greet supporters in Austin.

45ii pays for buses that drive cultists 30 miles to a Nuremberg-style rally to push anger meth on addicted, deplorable minds.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Aug 1, 2021, 05:07 PM

11. For this thread

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Reply #11)

Mon Aug 2, 2021, 08:40 AM

12. Best thing I have seen today. Thanks.

Uncle Willie.

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