Event: Rally for voting rights in Mayfield

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Via press release from the organizers

This week Four Rivers Indivisible and the Mayfield Graves County Branch of the NAACP are co-hosting a Declaration for American Democracy rally, calling on Sen. Mitch McConnell to stop obstructing debate through misuse of the filibuster on S1, the Freedom to Vote Act.

This legislation is an opportunity for real comprehensive protection of voting rights, election security, and ensuring our democracy is powered by the people. Extremist state legislators have spent the last year putting up barriers to voting in one state after another and are now drawing districts to benefit themselves, carving up communities and attempting to drown out the voices of millions of American voters for the next decade.

With the 2022 midterm elections quickly approaching, it is critical for Congress to take action to protect our freedom to vote and realize the promise of democracy for all.

This is one of more than 50 similar events occurring nationwide. Local activists will gather together to send a clear message to the Senate and President Biden during the November Senate recess that now is the time to act before it’s too late.

The NAACP of Mayfield and Graves County support voting right for all, but especially people of color who have been disenfranchised from government in so many ways. Let's support voting without restrictions.

– Bruce Dobyns, NAACP chapter president

This event is hosted by Four Rivers Indivisible and Mayfield Graves County Branch-NAACP as part of Declaration for American Democracy, a cross-mobilization planned for the November Senate Recess to demand lawmakers act urgently to defend democracy. Other partners include the League of Women Voters, Indivisible, and more as part of a nationwide Freedom to Vote - Time to Act Week of Action (www.FreedomToVoteActions.org)

Details of event

What:  “Freedom To Vote: Time To Act” Rally
Who:  Four Rivers Indivisible & Mayfield Graves County Branch-Naacp (Co-Sponsors)
When: 12:15 to 1:30 pm, Wednesday, November 10
Where:  100 Fountain Avenue, outside Senator Mitch McConnell’s Paducah field office
Actions: Citizen speakers, letters to senators, signs & chants, signs with movement, banner

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