LCV Statement in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 93rd Birthday

Courtnee Connon, 727-744-4163, courtnee_connon@lcv.org

Washington, D.C. – Today, the League of Conservation Voters joined the family of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for a voting rights day of action and peace walk in honor of his 93rd birthday. The group released the following statement from Voting Rights Program Director Justin Kwasa:

“Today we celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 93rd birthday with his family in the most fitting way to continue his legacy: advocating for the equitable treatment of all people in our democracy. This week the Senate will have the chance to continue Dr. King’s legacy by passing the Freedom To Vote: John R Lewis Act. We know that the communities targeted by voter suppression today and throughout our nation’s history — people of color, young people, those who have a disability, and indigenous people — are the same communities who face the burden of environmental harms that threaten our air, water, and climate. Now, we’re calling on the Senate to prioritize protecting our democracy and deliver on voting rights by swiftly passing the Freedom to Vote: John R Lewis Act and defending the voice of all communities in our democracy. There is no time to wait.”

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