Sinema, Manchin implored to end filibuster, pass voting legislation by MLK family on his national day

4 month ago

Washington D.C. news, Washington news.

Martin Luther King’s family implored Senators Joe Manchin and Krysten Sinema to end the filibuster and pass voting rights legislation on the day honoring the Reverend.

“Senator Sinema, Senator Manchin, our future hinges on your decision, and history will remember what choice you make,” MLK’s 13-year-old granddaughter Yolanda Renee King said.

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  • The two democratic senators had asserted that although they support the Voting Rights Act updates, they are not willing to ignore the traditional congress custom and sid-step the filibuster.

    “They think the real problem isn’t that our rights are being stolen – they think the real problem is a disease of division that can be cured with some optimism and conversation,” Martin Luther King III said.

    “My father worked to bring people together…But he knew that when someone is denying you your fundamental rights, conversation and optimism won’t get you very far.”