For MLK Day, Let’s Remember That Voting Restrictions Are An LGBTQI+ Issue Too

By Kristine Kippins, Deputy Legal Director for Policy
“The denial of this sacred right is a tragic betrayal of the highest mandates of our democratic traditions and it is democracy turned upside down.”—Martin Luther King, Jr., 1957
As we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day this year, it’s critical that we not lose sight of one of the civil rights icon’s most essential dreams: Our ability to have fair and equal access to vote in this country. In fact, Dr. King’s family has called for “no celebration” of MLK Day without passage of voting rights legislation.

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