From Georgetown to Austin, a March to Defend Democracy

Beto O'Rourke campaigns at Scholz Garten on June 28, 2019

By Mike Clark-Madison
austinchronicle.com

From Georgetown to Austin – 27 miles as the crow flies – is only half the distance between Selma and Montgomery, but it’s long enough to focus attention and activism on Texas’ proposed “election integrity” laws and the GOP’s attempts across the country to turn the voting-rights clock at least halfway back to the dark days of March 1965.

Marchers from across Texas gathered in Georgetown to begin the Moral March for Democracy. (Credit: Gaelen Morse/Reuters)


That’s the premise of the four-day Moral March for Democracy, departing Georgetown bright and early Wednesday morning and culminating in a rally at the Texas State Capitol on Saturday morning.

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