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Willie Nelson to perform at Texas Capitol voting rights rally this weekend

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/politics/texas/article/Willie-Nelson-to-perform-Saturday-at-Texas-16347406.php

March from Georgetown to Texas Capitol inspired by events in Selma

Taking a stand that helped define the civil rights movement, thousands of protesters marched 54 miles from Selma, Ala., to the state capitol in Montgomery in 1965 in support of voting rights for Black citizens.

As Democrats, civil rights leaders and voting rights groups continue to oppose Republican election bills in the Texas Legislature and across the South, activists are hoping to have a Selma-like impact with a 27-mile trek from Georgetown to Austin that they're calling the Moral March for Democracy.

The Texas march, broken into smaller legs over four mornings from Wednesday to Saturday, was organized by the Rev. Dr. William Barber with the Poor People’s Campaign and by former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s voter outreach organization, Powered by People.

The Poor People’s Campaign, a faith-based group that protests economic inequity, has led several other protests across the country to push for voting rights reforms, including some that ended in arrests in the nation’s capital.

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https://www.statesman.com/story/news/2021/07/28/march-georgetown-texas-capitol-inspired-selma/5390612001/


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Find out how to join the marches and rally on Saturday:
https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/
https://poweredxpeople.org/

Hope to see y’all there!

Voting rights advocates set out on 1960s-style march to Austin: 'We need federal protection'

Several dozen religious leaders and community activists began marching Wednesday toward the Texas Capitol, invoking the civil rights movement of the 1960s as they work to build momentum for national voting protections and other progressive causes.

The marchers set out just after sunrise from Christ Lutheran Church in Georgetown, about 30 miles north of Austin, snaking three by three along a frontage road in the sticky summer heat. Highway traffic droned in the distance as they chanted protest songs and voiced their demands: an end to the Senate filibuster, a $15 minimum wage, immigration reform and congressional action to combat a slate of new voting restrictions passed by Republican states.

“Ain’t gonna let nobody turn me around,” they sang. “I’m gonna keep on a-walking, keep on a-talking, marching down to freedom land.”

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https://www.houstonchronicle.com/politics/texas/article/We-need-federal-protection-Voting-rights-16346222.php


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Find out how to join the marches and rally on Saturday:
https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/
https://poweredxpeople.org/

Hope to see y’all there!

So proud of the Tx Dems -- They're on for O'Donnell's hour w/Jonathan Capehart





Will replay later tonight, and I’ll look for Rhiannon’s video links, etc. and add them in here.

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