Friday, September 17, 2021

Dr. Frederick Haynes III & Other Civil Rights Activists Lead Four-Day March in Texas Calling For Voting Protections

Dr Frederick Haynes III
Dr. Frederick Haynes III

*Dr. Frederick Haynes, III social justice activist and senior pastor of Friendship-West Baptist Church, former U.S. Senate Beto O’Rourke, civil rights activist, Rev. William Barber, and the voter mobilization group and the Poor People’s Campaign started a four-day Selma-style march in Texas on Wednesday to condemn proposed state voting legislation and call for federal voting protections.

The march started in Georgetown, Texas, and included stops in Round Rock and Austin, and will end at the Texas Capitol on Saturday, where the groups will hold a rally on the south steps.

Voting groups and Texas Democrats are encouraging members of Congress to pass federal legislation, including the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. Those bills would prevent states like Texas from passing laws that make it harder to vote.

Dr. Frederick Douglass Haynes, III is available for media interviews and comment.

Please see the link below for recent media comments by Dr. Haynes:

https://texassignal.com/we-are-in-a-state-of-crisis-texas-black-faith-leaders-speak-against-voter-suppression-legislation/

Furthermore, Rev. Frederick D. Haynes III said Austin is the new Selma.

“We’re coming to Austin to say Texas, America, you must be born again,” Haynes said. “Voter suppression and democratic subversion taking place in Texas is a result of an addiction to the big lie and it’s connected to the terrorist sedition of Jan. 6.”

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Dr. Haynes will also participate in a Voter Suppression Prayer and Justice March in Washington, D.C. on August 2 – August 3, 2021.

August 2nd – August 3RD in Washington, D.C. Push Democracy Forward, Faith leaders and Civil Rights Icons from across the nation will lead this historical movement against voter suppression. They will be joined and supported by a host of supporting organizations and community leaders. The conglomerate will pray for the moral courage of lawmakers to protect American freedom at all cost.

Monday, August 2
11:00 a.m. EST
National Call for Moral Revival Rally and March to the Capitol
LOCATION: US Supreme Court, One First Street, NE.

Open to public.

Monday, August 2
4:00 p.m. EST
Reception and briefing by Texas Democrats who are in DC after breaking quorum in the Texas Legislature.

By invitation only.

Monday, August 2
7:00 p.m. EST
National Clergy United for Justice Evening Worship Service, featuring local and national speakers. LOCATION: Allen Chapel AME Church, 2498 Alabama Ave SE, Washington, DC.

Open to Public.

Tuesday, August 3
11:00 a.m. EST
“Let Justice Rise!”
LOCATION: US Supreme Court, One First Street, NE.

In attendance:

  • Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rainbow PUSH Coalition
  • Rev. Al Sharpton, National Action Network
  • Rev. Dr. Michael Bell, Allen Chapel, Washington, DC
  • Dr. Frederick Douglass Haynes, III, Dallas, TX
  • Rev. Dr. Carl Johnson, Miami, FL
  • Rev. Jacqueline Thompson, Los Angeles, CA
  • Luci Baines Johnson
  • Bun B

**The group will also announce post-event plans.

Supporting Organizations: Push Democracy Forward, Rainbow PUSH Coalition, National Action Network, Kingdom Builders Global Fellowship, NGAN, Black Voters Matter

ABOUT DR. FREDERICK HAYES
Dr. Frederick Haynes, III has served the Dallas-Ft. Worth communities for nearly four decades. Known nationally as “the drum major for justice,” he has modeled his ministry like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s on the intersections of faith and justice. Dr. Haynes works diligently to stand up for justice and to create positive change nationally, and in the Dallas-Ft. Worth community. He has led protests and demonstrations, registered thousands of voters, provided food and other needed resources, decreased crime and served as a voting super center. In an effort to support small businesses and members of the community, Friendship-West Baptist Church acquired a credit union which is housed at the church campus to offer small, short-term loans to people with poor credit. An alternative to payday loans, Faith Cooperative offers all the typical things a credit union does including savings accounts, mortgages and certificates of deposit.

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