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.