King family rally in Arizona for voting bills for MLK Day

PHOENIX (AP) – Some relatives of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. are spending the holiday named for him in conservative-leaning Arizona to mobilize support for languishing federal voting rights legislation.

Martin Luther King III, his wife and their 13-year-old daughter took part Saturday in an on-the-ground campaign for voting rights in Phoenix.

They marched with local activists and supporters from a predominantly Black church and speak about “no celebration without legislation.”

The family wants to send a message to U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona. The Democrat has declined to endorse relaxation of Senate filibuster rules to advance the legislation.