March on for Voting Rights? to Hold Mass Mobilization on Anniversary of March on Washington

Categories: Press Reports

March On for Voting Rights is a mass mobilization that will take place on the 58th anniversary of Dr. King?s peaceful and historic March On Washington?this time, to demand that King?s ?I Have a Dream? vision be deferred no longer. Since January, 48 states have introduced 389 bills that would restrict voting access, largely in response to record turnout in the 2020 election. The most brazen of these bills?some already passed into law?would suppress high-turnout voting methods by banning ballot drop boxes and mail-in voting, slashing early voting days and hours, restricting who can get a mail-in ballot, making illegal the distribution of food or water to those in long lines, and criminally charging officials who promote the use of mail-in ballots even when voters qualify. Some states are also putting election boards under partisan control, making it easy for legislatures to replace elected officials with members of their own party and granting them unprecedented powers that open the door to corruption in election administration.