ST. LOUIS – Celebrations were held throughout the St. Louis and nationally in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Hundreds of vehicles lined up for the MLK “Electoral College” on Monday morning and raced through downtown streets to provide an opportunity for people to register to vote.
Local leaders have spoken out, including the Mayor of St. Louis Tishaura Jones.
“Complete equality and fairness across races, across zip codes, across whatever identity you hold will make St. Louis win again,” Jones said. “Dr. King understands that message, and it is up to us to continue his legacy. ”
In the nation’s capital, Dr King’s battle continues over electoral reform with legislation introduced by the Senate on Tuesday. When it comes to voting laws that take place across the country, Republicans are defending that state’s laws and saying they will prevent Democrats from passing the bill to vote in the Senate.
Vice President Kamala Harris said: “Today, our freedom to vote is under attack. “In Georgia and across our nation, anti-voter legislation is being passed that could make it more difficult for 55 million Americans to vote.”
Hundreds of people marched across the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge in DC for the Martin Luther King Peace Walk.
Civil rights activist Martin Luther King III said: “These laws are being passed with knife-like precision to cut black and brown voters out of the process and they are exactly what voting rights are. was defended against,” said civil rights activist Martin Luther King III.
President Joe Biden also called on lawmakers to end this practice.
“Are we going to fight voter suppression? Yes or no? We will be against electoral subversion, yes or no? Biden said. “I know where I stand at this point so every elected official in the US has to make it clear where they stand.”
In East St. Louis, song and prayer at St. Luke AME has inspired everyone to stand up together.
A visiting pastor echoed Dr. King’s teaching on racial, social and economic justice.
“Dr. King’s example and his enduring legacy provide proof that one’s contributions can help improve one’s life,” said Pastor Zachary Lee of Mount Paran Baptist Church.
It’s a continuing dream for many.
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