Clinton Calls for Justice System Overhaul in Alabama


On Tuesday, Hillary Clinton traveled to Montgomery, Alabama to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. At the event hosted by the National Bar Association, Clinton honored Rosa Parks and the spirit of the protesters who brought an end to segregation on the Montgomery public transit system. But, Clinton said that the work of they began 60 years ago is not yet finished. The Supreme Court’s ruling to dismantle the Voting Rights Act and Alabama’s voter ID law and others like it have made it more difficult for black voters. Speaking at the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, the church where Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. preached for six years, Clinton said, “Even as we celebrate all that our country has achieved in the past 60 years. We must in keeping with the legacy of those who have gone before look to the future and the work that is left to do.” A full video of Clinton’s speech is below.

Clinton then traveled to Florida where she attended a private fundraiser in Miami Beach hosted by Dawn McCall and Gail Williams. As with all private fundraisers, the event was closed to the press.

Tomorrow, Clinton will remain in Florida where she is scheduled to attend several fundraisers and a grassroots organizing event in Orlando. For all the latest, follow our Scheduled Events page and follow Clinton on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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