JAN 15 ADVISORY: Martin Luther King III’s Family and Local AZ Groups Mobilize for Voting Rights in Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ – On Saturday, January 15, Martin Luther King III, Arndrea Waters King, Yolanda Renee King, Arizona Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee, African American Christian Clergy Coalition, CASE Action Fund, UNITE HERE Local 11, Common Defense Arizona, Our Voice Our Vote Arizona, and numerous other local groups and organizers will honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday by mobilizing to call on President Biden and the Senate to urgently pass federal voting rights legislation and ensure that the Jim Crow filibuster does not stand in the way.
The mobilization, hosted in coordination with the Arizona Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee, will begin with a pre-march rally near Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, followed by a march that will end at Eastlake Park, a location steeped in civil rights and African American history. After the march, there will be a speaker program at Eastlake Park Amphitheater.
WHAT: Arizona Deliver for Voting Rights Mobilization, honoring Dr. King’s legacy by urging President Biden and the Senate to eliminate the filibuster to pass voting rights legislation
WHO: Elected officials, civil rights leaders, community activists, and more will join Martin Luther King III, Arndrea Waters King, and Yolanda Renee King
WHERE: Marching from near Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church to Eastlake Park
SCHEDULE: Please note times are subject to adjustments.
- 8:00 am MST: Media check-in begins at S 15th Street & E. Jefferson Street
- 9:00 am MST: Gather at S 15th Street & E. Jefferson Street, near Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, for the pre-rally
- 9:45 am MST: Pre-march rally program begins
- 10:15 am to 10:50 am MST: Marching from near Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, down to 16th Street Overpass, and then into Eastlake Park
- 11:00 am to 12:30 pm MST: Post-march speaker program at Eastlake Park Amphitheater
RSVP: All media must submit for credentials here to attend and access the mobilization. Please keep in mind that your request is subject to review, and submitting this form does not guarantee access to the event.
Note on COVID-19: We strongly encourage physical distancing, masking indoors in alignment with CDC guidelines and recommendations, masking outside, and vaccination for all those who are eligible.
Note on Accessibility: We strive to foster an inclusive, accessible program that enables all individuals to engage fully. If you have any questions about accessibility, please contact us. We will have an accessibility tent, ASL interpreter, designated Spanish and Swahili speakers, chairs during the program, and safe transportation for the march route.