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March 2nd, 2012
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Rep. John Lewis & Kerry Kennedy on controversial voter ID legislation – Is it an attempt to 'get people to self-deport'?

This weekend, Congressman John Lewis, Kerry Kennedy and almost forty others, will go on a "pilgrimage" in Alabama to protest the state's controversial voter ID legislation.

Representative Lewis has a history with civil rights advocacy. On March 7, 1965, a day that later became known as "Bloody Sunday," Lewis led over six hundred peaceful protesters on a fifty-four mile march from Selma, Alabama to the state capitol. The protesters were met and attacked at the end of the Edmund Pettus Bridge by armed police officers.

Kerry Kennedy and Rep. Lewis join Soledad O'Brien today to discuss Alabama's new law and the historic day "Bloody Sunday."

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