Martin Luther King III, Arndrea Waters King, and Rev. Al Sharpton to Visit Capitol Hill and Meet with Lawmakers—
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September 10, 2021
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Martin Luther King III, Arndrea Waters King, and Rev. Al Sharpton to Visit Capitol Hill and Meet with Lawmakers
Civil rights leaders will meet with Senate GOP Leadership to discuss the passage of voting rights protection laws
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, September 13th, 2021 Martin Luther King III, Arndrea Waters King, and Rev. Al Sharpton will visit Capitol Hill to urge congressional leaders to pass federal voting rights legislation and deliver an open letter to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell requesting a meeting to discuss the necessity of passing the John Lewis Voting Rights Restoration Act, the For The People Act, and the Washington, D.C. Admission Act.
During the visit, the Kings and Rev. Sharpton will meet with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.
This visit comes as a follow-up to the August 28th March on For Voting Rights, which brought together 250 partners to hold 101 marches and activations nationwide, uniting tens of thousands of people in the fight against voter suppression. #VotingRightsMarch reached over 100 million people online.
At 2:45p.m., following the meeting with Sen. Schumer, the Kings and Rev. Sharpton will hand-deliver a letter to Senate Minority Leader McConnell before holding a press conference outside of the U.S. Capitol.
Your coverage of the delivery of the letter and press conference is invited.
WHAT: Press Conference with Martin Luther King III, Arndrea Waters King, and Rev. Al Sharpton
WHEN: September 13th, 2021 3:00 P.M.
WHERE: Senate Swamp