Alabama Democratic lawmakers, civil rights activists call for preservation of Voting Rights Act

By | March 9, 2013

State Democratic lawmakers and civil rights activists urged a crowd gathered at the steps of the Capitol on Friday to continue fighting for voting rights protections, immigration reform and against a school-change bill passed by the Republican controlled Legislature last week.

“It has been pointed out several times this is a movement not a moment,” State Sen. Hank Sanders said.

Sanders was among a series of speakers Friday during a rally at the Capitol at the end of the annual Selma to Montgomery march, commemorating similar treks during the civil rights movement in 1965. (Alabama Media Group)

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