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King family rally in Arizona for voting bills for MLK Day

Martin Luther King III
Posted at 6:40 PM, Jan 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-15 21:40:50-05

PHOENIX (AP) — Some relatives of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. are spending the holiday named for him in conservative-leaning Arizona to mobilize support for languishing federal voting rights legislation.

Martin Luther King III, his wife and their 13-year-old daughter took part Saturday in an on-the-ground campaign for voting rights in Phoenix.

They marched with local activists and supporters from a predominantly Black church and speak about “no celebration without legislation.”

The family wants to send a message to U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona.

The Democrat has declined to endorse relaxation of Senate filibuster rules to advance the legislation.