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In honor of Dr. King, demand our elected officials expand voting access

Deacon Nick Bates, a partner of Faith in Public Life from Hunger Network Ohio, wrote an op-ed for Religion News Service on expanding access to the vote to honor Dr. Martin Luther King.

As a deacon in the Evangelical Lutheran Church and the director of Hunger Network Ohio, I believe we all have a moral obligation to make sure more people’s voices are heard in our democracy, not fewer. Not only in Ohio are we seeing elected officials make it harder for people to vote, but also, across the country, state legislatures and governors are dedicated to creating barriers by limiting ballot boxes, requiring photo ID at the polls and introducing other immoral measures.

Read more from Deacon Bates in Religion News Service here.
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