Voting rights activists have begun a Selma-to-Montgomery-style march in Texas to protest Republican efforts to pass sweeping voter suppression legislation. Marchers are calling for an end to the filibuster, passage of the For the People Act and the full restoration of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The Reverend William Barber of the Poor People’s Campaign is helping to lead the 27-mile march.

Rev. William Barber II: “What we see happening here is happening all over the country. And Texas is like the canary in the mine. And that’s why we’re in Texas. Just like Alabama was the canary in the mine in ’65, Texas is the canary in the mine in 2021. And we must nationalize Texas in order to change the whole country.”

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