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Thu Jul 29, 2021, 08:34 PM

3. Willie Nelson, denouncing election law changes, to play at 'March for Democracy' rally

Willie is an American hero and icon



Country crooner and pop culture icon Willie Nelson will perform at the Texas Capitol at Saturday’s finale of a four-day march in Central Texas aimed at building support for passage of federal voting protections, organizers said early Thursday.

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In a written statement, Nelson denounced as “unAmerican” the election law proposals advancing in red states, such as GOP-backed measures now pending before each chamber of the Texas Legislature.

“Laws making it more difficult for people to vote are unAmerican and are intended to punish people of color, the elderly and disabled,” said Nelson, a Country Music Hall of Fame honoree and activist.

“Why? If you can’t win playing by the rules, then it’s you and your platform [at fault] — not everyone else’s ability to vote,” he said.

Nelson will perform at the concluding event of the “March for Democracy,” which is asking Congress to pass the For the People Act and to restore portions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act that the U.S. Supreme Court has invalidated. The march is styled after the Selma to Montgomery marches in Alabama in March 1965.

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