MLK Day: Deliver for Voting Rights
THIS YEAR FOR MLK, Jr DAY, WE ARE FOCUSING ON ACTION!
Martin Luther King III, Arndrea Waters King, and Yolanda Renee King,
along with faith leaders, civil rights leaders, voting rights activists, and
Multifaith Voices for Peace & Justice
join together to demand voting rights legislation now!
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR DAY OF ACTION
is calling on President Biden and Congress to end the filibuster
and deliver on voting rights now.
Our right to vote can't wait!
LOCAL ACTION OPPORTUNITY: You can participate in the National MLK Day Voting Rights focus from home by writing postcards to voters through the non-partisan, voting rights organization Center for Common Ground. You'll be writing to Black registered voters in Texas, urging them to vote in the upcoming March 1 primary. Only 1 in 25 Texas voters participate in primaries, yet their voices are crucial to choosing candidates that will address all this and more: threats to democracy, voting and vote counting, crumbling electrical grids with freezing and flooding, high rates of Covid, school policies. We will emphasize this and offer pointers to Early Voting information. You'll need to write and mail the postcards by February 14, and you'll need to provide your own postcard stamps (currently 40 cents each). You can pick up an introductory packet of 10 postcards from a front porch in Palo Alto near Embarcadero and 101. To reserve your introductory packet of 10 cards and receive the porch address, email Linda Henigin at LindaHenigin@gmail.com.
Call your Senators and tell them we must eliminate the filibuster to protect our right to vote.
Senator Dianne Feinstein's Washington, D.C. Office: 202-224-3841; San Francisco Office 415-393-0707
Senator Alex Padilla's Washington, D.C. Office: 202-224-3553; San Francisco Office 415-981-9369
Hesitating? Listen to Dr. King inspire you today. Click here for 40 second video.
Learn about non-partisan "UN-PAC" and their young people's National Hunger Strike for Democracy -- restarting Thursday, 1/13 -to demand the passage of the Freedom to Vote Act. Scroll down on this link to find ways to support their work.