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Civil rights leaders announce another March on Washington after voting rights bill fails in Senate

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According to CNN, "A group of civil rights organizations will host another March on Washington in August to demand that Congress pass sweeping voting rights legislation and that state lawmakers halt efforts to enact bills that restrict voting access. 

"The announcement of the march [came] one day after Senate Republicans blocked the For the People Act -- a signature voting and election bill that Democrats had pitched to counter state-level efforts....

"The march, set for Aug. 28 with the theme March On for Voting Rights, will mark the 58th anniversary of the historic March on Washington where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Marches are set to be held in Washington DC, Atlanta, Miami, Phoenix and Houston.

      "Martin Luther King III, the eldest son of Martin Luther King Jr., will lead the march.

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