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Civil and voting rights activists are planning a day of marches across the United States on August 28th, in order to pressure Congress to act on what they say are urgently needed voting law reforms. The effort is being led by Martin Luther King III, Alejandro Chavez (grandson of labor and civil rights activist Caesar Chavez), and the Rev. Al Sharpton. Major marches are scheduled to take place in Atlanta, Houston, Miami, and Phoenix, along with a march in Washington, D.C.Visit Axios to learn

The Washington state Senate has approved a bill to automatically restore voting rights to convicted felons on probation or parole. The bill is expected to be signed by Governor Jay Inslee, ensuring that every state citizen who is not incarcerated can vote.Visit Axios to learn more.Image credit: Richard Bauer (CC BY 2.0)  Voter Education Week Young adults will be the nation’s largest voting bloc in the upcoming election and the National Voter Education Week plans to equip them with the tools and information they need to