Willie Nelson at Texas Capitol in support of voters rights

Willie Nelson performed as part of a voting rights rally hosted by the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, at the Texas Capitol in downtown Austin on Saturday, July 31, 2021 He and wife Annie joined Rev. Barber, the Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, co-chair of the campaign, Beto O’Rourke and others at the rally wrapping up a four-day march in support of Democratic state legislators who bolted for Washington two weeks ago to block GOP-backed voting restrictions.

“”It is important that we ensure the right for EVERY American to vote and vote safely,” Nelson said in a statement through the Poor People’s Campaign announcing his participation in the rally. “Laws making it more difficult for people to vote are un-American and are intended to punish poor people, people of color, the elderly and disabled-why? If you can’t win playing by the rules, then it’s you and your platform — not everyone else’s ability to vote.”  

Find more information about the campaign here: https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/

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