MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Sun, 24 Oct 2021 17:43:11 +0000 Activists march for voting rights in Texas http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/6dc0d786edfe4f239448d3b3ce03af48 6dc0d786edfe4f239448d3b3ce03af48 Sat, 31 Jul 2021 19:23:45 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY: NO RE-SALE, RE-USE OR ARCHIVE; MUST CREDIT KVUE; NO ACCESS AUSTIN; NO USE BY US BROADCAST NETWORKSKVUE - NO RE-SALE, RE-USE OR ARCHIVE; MUST CREDIT KVUE; NO ACCESS AUSTIN; NO USE BY US BROADCAST NETWORKSAustin, Texas - 31 July 20211. Former Democratic congressman and US presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, leading rights activist Rev. William J. Barber II and others marching2. Various of marchers with placards in a call and response chant ANNOTATION: Hundreds of activists and supporters marched in Austin, Texas on Saturday to demand the protection of voting rights in the state.3. Mid of activist carrying a placard with inscription reading (English) "Voter rights aren't just for whites."ANNOTATION: The rally concludes a four-day march from Georgetown to Austin, where dozens of voting rights activists marched to push for a federal voting bill.4. Various of activists with posters supporting voting rightsANNOTATION: Organizers said the rally was to send a message to lawmakers to pass the For the People Act. If the proposed federal voting bill is passed, it has the potential to block voting restrictions currently being considered in several states.5. Wide of voting rights rally at the Texas Capitol6. SOUNDBITE (English) Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, Activist:"This is what the corporate elites are afraid of. It's not new, it's only been regurgitated and vomited up and repackaged. 7. Wide of rally participants with placards and flags8. SOUNDBITE (English) Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, Activist:"They had a cult leader who became president. He didn't create the lie. He charismatized it, and with corporate help, he financed it all for the love of power and the love of money. This is why our purpose for being here is to say to this nation, now, this must stop. We cannot have it on our watch."9. Wide of rallySTORYLINE:Hundreds of activists and supporters marched in Austin, Texas on Saturday to demand the protection of voting rights in the state.The rally concludes a four-day march from Georgetown, Texas to Austin, where dozens of voting rights activists, including former Democratic congressman and presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, marched to push for a federal voting bill.Organizers said the rally was to send a message to Washington, D.C. to pass the For the People Act, which is a proposed federal voting bill.  If the bill is passed, it has the potential to block voting restrictions currently being considered in several states, including Texas and Georgia.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. Activists march for voting rights in Texas