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Ga. Secretary Of State To Join Other Top Elections Officials For Voting Rights Tour In Alabama

Starting Thursday, top elections officials from around the nation will tour three Alabama cities. Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger will be among them, as part of a voting rights tour.
Starting Thursday, top elections officials from around the nation will tour three Alabama cities. Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger will be among them, as part of a voting rights tour.
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Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger will visit three Alabama sites, rich with civil right and voting rights history.

He’ll be part of a bipartisan group of elections officials on a three-day tour that starts Thursday.

As part of the Voting Rights History Tour, 19 secretaries of state from all around the nation and one lieutenant governor will travel to Birmingham, Selma and Montgomery.

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill and Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson organized the event, along with the National Association of Secretaries of State.

During the tour, Raffensperger and the other officials will hear from civil rights activists and people who lived through the struggle for voting rights.

The tour includes historic landmarks, like 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham.

That’s where four young girls were killed in a bombing during the civil rights era.

The group will also cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, the site of what’s known as Bloody Sunday.

The tour will end Saturday.

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