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Wed Jul 28, 2021, 08:30 PM

March from Georgetown to Texas Capitol inspired by events in Selma

Taking a stand that helped define the civil rights movement, thousands of protesters marched 54 miles from Selma, Ala., to the state capitol in Montgomery in 1965 in support of voting rights for Black citizens.

As Democrats, civil rights leaders and voting rights groups continue to oppose Republican election bills in the Texas Legislature and across the South, activists are hoping to have a Selma-like impact with a 27-mile trek from Georgetown to Austin that they're calling the Moral March for Democracy.

The Texas march, broken into smaller legs over four mornings from Wednesday to Saturday, was organized by the Rev. Dr. William Barber with the Poor Peopleís Campaign and by former U.S. Rep. Beto OíRourkeís voter outreach organization, Powered by People.

The Poor Peopleís Campaign, a faith-based group that protests economic inequity, has led several other protests across the country to push for voting rights reforms, including some that ended in arrests in the nationís capital.

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https://www.statesman.com/story/news/2021/07/28/march-georgetown-texas-capitol-inspired-selma/5390612001/


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Find out how to join the marches and rally on Saturday:
https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/
https://poweredxpeople.org/

Hope to see yíall there!

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Response to Mersky (Original post)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 09:56 PM

1. They sure picked a very hot week for it.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 10:57 PM

2. It's a rough timeline, and the heat can't be avoided

The special session ending in August is what brought it to this point. Hot now, hot then, and the whole time so many unheard Texans just want a fair vote.

Not gonna lie, itís tough out there in the afternoon. In the morning, tho? Is tolerable, and is why everyday starts early.

My trick for staying cool in this heat is that I always carry water, and then, when itís really bad - I pack a small container of pickle slices in my purse. That and some water really helps with cooling down.

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Response to Mersky (Original post)

Thu Jul 29, 2021, 02:09 AM

3. It's marching time!

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