Martin Luther King III: “History will remember Sen. Sinema unkindly.”

Washington, D.C. – Today, Senator Sinema doubled down on her refusal to eliminate the filibuster to pass voting rights legislation. 

Martin Luther King III, Civil rights leader and Chairman of the Drum Major Institute issued the following statement in response:

“History will remember Senator Sinema unkindly. While Sen. Sinema remains stubborn in her ‘optimism’, Black and Brown Americans are losing their right to vote.

She’s siding with the legacy of Bull Connor and George Wallace instead of the legacy of my father and all those who fought to make real our democracy.”

Arndrea Waters King, Civil rights leader and President of the Drum Major Institute issued the following statement in response:

“When the 1891 civil rights bill was filibustered, it ushered in 100 years of Jim Crow. If Senator Sinema’s position remains, she’ll extend that century of white supremacy’s chokehold on our democracy.

We’ll be in Phoenix this weekend to remind Senator Sinema what Dr. King once said: ‘The time is always right to do what is right.’”

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