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Invoking the spirit of Selma, Texas activists begin 27-mile march demanding federal action on voting rights

The marchers will travel south from Georgetown to Austin over four days, hoping to build pressure on Congress to act on federal legislation to boost or safeguard access to voting. They will end with a Saturday morning rally at the Capitol.

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II participates in the Georgetown-to-Austin March for Democracy on July 28, 2021
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, left, and former presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke, right, participate in the Georgetown-t…
Marcel McClinton marched with his fist raised along the access road of Interstate 35 in Georgetown on July 28, 2021.

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