Martin Luther King III speaks at the fourth annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration and Realizing the Dream Awards event on January 18, 2009 in Washington D.C. The Realizing the Dream Awards are given to five people whose lives and work embody the goals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Founded by Martin Luther King III, Realizing the Dream was originally conceived as an annual event to commemorate the King Holiday. It later became a national nonprofit organization dedicated to carrying on the work embodied in the legacies of his parents, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Mrs. Coretta Scott King. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Martin Luther King III
Martin Luther King III will be joining Gov. Dannel Malloy at an event calling for state lawmakers to approve a voting rights and registration bill, according to the governor’s office.
The son of the slain civil rights leader is scheduled to appear at a news conference at noon Monday at the state Capitol.
Malloy said the event is in support of legislation that would preserve voting rights and expand access to voter registration.
The governor also will be speaking in the early afternoon at the annual Connecticut Immigrant Day festivities and at a Hartford church in the evening to discuss his education proposal with parents.
Congressman John Larson and Secretary of the State Denise Merrill will also attend.