Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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NPR - As events honoring the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. kicked off across the country today, descendants of the slain civil rights leader demanded politicians take up the push for federal voting rights reform. Through various demonstrations, members of the King family said there could be "no celebration without legislation." That means there can be no paying lip service to King and his legacy if there is no support for Democrats' voting reform bills, Martin Luther King III said. "Today, remember the true nature of my father's work. He fought for easy access to the ballot box & civil rights protections. He isn't a figurehead to be used to uplift backward agendas. We won't celebrate until Congress does its job and legislates," King's eldest son said on Twitter.
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