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How MLK's 13-year-old granddaughter thinks you should spend the holiday
By Maya Eaglin

Many might have first noticed the similarities between her and her grandfather, the civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., when she took the stage at the 2018 March For Our Lives student-led demonstration in Washington, D.C., to talk about gun control. Or perhaps when she spoke about racial equality on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 2020.

The granddaughter of King and his wife, Coretta Scott King, Yolanda is using her voice this MLK Day to call attention to the importance of voting rights, and why younger generations should be involved with the fight.

“My family and I have been working on getting two major bills passed that can make it easier for people to vote, because one of the fundamental rights is the right to vote. Everybody needs to have access to voting,” she said.

President Joe Biden addressed the urgency to pass the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act during a speech in Georgia on Tuesday. Each bill aims to create more accessibility and equality in the voting process. Advocates of these two bills argue it will allow more people of color to participate in elections, while also implementing regulations to prevent election day challenges, like waiting several hours in a line to cast votes.

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Posted By: Deacon Ron Gray
Monday, January 17th 2022 at 10:48AM
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At just 13, Yolanda Renee King is already a seasoned speaker and activist.

Monday, January 17th 2022 at 10:53AM
Deacon Ron Gray
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