Audio Recording of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Give Us the Ballot” Address at the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an indefatigable fighter for voting rights. A great way to honor his legacy would be for the General Assembly to overturn Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of a bill that would restore voting rights to ex-felons.
The bill would restore the voting rights of 40,000 people. Its lead sponsors are Del. Cory McCray in the House and Sen. Joan Carter Conway in the Senate. The House of Delegates website says that it adopted a motion by Del. Anne Kaiser to special order the bill for an override vote on January 20th. Turning this bill into law would be a great start to the legislative session.