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Bryan Cranston supports #PassVotingRightNow

Bryan Cranston

Bryan Cranston

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# Pro Expanded Voting Rights
17 Jan 2022

On his Instagram, Bryan Cranston said

Today, on his birthday, I’m wondering what Martin Luther King would think about our society’s progress with civil rights… I’m sensing he’d wear a grimace. Not a very happy birthday. The current drive by legislators in several states to restrict voting isn’t even subtle racism - it’s blatant. It reminded me of a quote by President Lyndon Johnson, that I learned when preparing to portray him in a Broadway play. LBJ was the architect of the voting rights act of 1965 that made it easier - not harder for all people to vote… and isn’t that what democracy means, encouraging all citizens to participate in their government? […] We’ve got a long way to go, but Dr. King was not one to give up, and neither should we. Have a nice day. Be kind. Stay well. BC #PassVotingRightsNow #MLK #MLKDAY
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This user contribution was reformatted and added to the record of Bryan Cranston's views on 7 Jul 2022.