By PK Semler, Special to the AFRO

National Action Network Founder Rev. Al Sharpton, Martin Luther King III and Andrea Waters King news conference filmed by The Afro-American Newspaper using CI Glass on their Capitol Hill visit to urge congressional leaders to pass federal voting rights legislation and deliver an open letter to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell requesting a meeting to discuss the necessity of passing the John Lewis Voting Rights Restoration Act, the For The People Act, and the Washington, D.C. Admission Act at the United States Senate on September 13, 2021.

The visit comes as a follow-up to the August 28th March on For Voting Rights, which brought together 250 partners to hold 101 marches and activations nationwide, uniting tens of thousands of people in the fight against voter suppression. #VotingRightsMarch reached over 100 million people online.

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