Vigil planned in St. Augustine on anniversary of Capitol attack
Voting rights groups planned a candlelight vigil Thursday in St. Augustine as part of a national day of action on the one-year anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Lisa Katz, president of Blue Guardians of Democracy, said one goal is to promote federal voting rights legislation.
"We want to have this vigil to, first of all, pay honor to those brave souls that got hurt and abused … and secondly, to send a message from First Coast to our representatives — that we want those voting bills passed," Katz said. "It's a must. We don't want to see a January 6th happen again
Katz said attendees will be encouraged to call their federal lawmakers to support a series of laws Democrats have been trying to pass in Washington, D.C.
Those proposals include making Election Day a public holiday and preventing states from limiting early voting and mail-in voting. Republicans have called the bills federal overreach.
The vigil will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Castillo de San Marcos National Park in St. Augustine.