MLK family, VP Kamala Harris urge Senate act to bolster right to vote

U.S. civil rights activists hold a Peace Walk on the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge, in Washington
Martin Luther King III, the eldest son of the late civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr., speaks before the start of a Peace Walk on the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge to urge Democrats to pass a law protecting voting rights during Martin Luther King Jr. Day, in Washington, U.S., January 17, 2022. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz

By Jan Wolfe and Nathan Layne

WASHINGTON – The family of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and their supporters, some shouting, “Hey Hey! Ho Ho! Voter suppression has got to go,” marched in Washington on Monday urging passage of a law to protect voters from racial discrimination.

As part of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day D.C. Peace Walk, the King family and more than 100 national and local civil rights groups strode across the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge calling on President Joe Biden’s Democrats to pass a bill in the U.S. Senate.

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