Immigration and Voting Rights Focus of March from Selma to Montgomery
A group of demonstrators is marching from Selma to Montgomery to try and focus nationwide attention on what they say is an attempt to turn back the clock on voting rights.
The group is retracing the steps of the 1965 march that helped lead to the passage of Voting Rights Act.
Marchers say those rights are now under attack in an attempt to suppress the minority vote. State
Senator Hank Sanders is among those taking part in the march. "We will not sit idly by for these attacks on these rights to continue," he said. Demonstrators are calling for the repeal the state's immigration and voter I-D laws.