Article: Voting rights activists flock to Washington DC to march for federal election reforms

Election Reform

Voting rights activists flock to Washington DC to march for federal election reforms

Thousands of activists are marching in Washington D.C. Saturday for a pair of rallies to demand federal voting rights protections and a wide range of civil rights reforms.

The marches coincide with the 58th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech at the National Mall. Organizers are pressing for the Democratic-led Congress and White House to enact bold, sweeping election reforms they say are needed in the face of voter suppression efforts in places like Texas and Florida.

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