In St Louis on March 16, House Oversight Committee member Rep. Lacy Clay of Missouri will have a voter education and registration event. Rev. Al Sharpton will join him. New voter ID legislation is moving through the Missouri statehouse. Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed the last attempt to change the state voter ID laws. Clay and Sharpton were together last week to announce congressional support for Sharpton’s voter suppression march in Selma on March 4th.
From the ST. LOUIS BEACON: read here. The “major voting rights forum” in St. Louis will be held at Harris-Stowe State College on March 16, Clay announced at the news conference. In an interview, Clay said that in addition to Sharpton and other national activists and experts, “we’re inviting Gov. (Jay) Nixon, state legislators, panelists from the Brennan Center and the Justice Department to talk about voter protections, and how to combat this assault on voting rights.”