A non-partisan Fredericksburg group is organizing a march to bring attention to needed change in Virginia’s election system, according to a news release from Virginia Votes 2018.
The march is Sunday, Jan. 14, at 1:30 p.m., at Hurkamp Park, William and Prince Edward streets, Fredericksburg. Scheduled speakers include Del. Elizabeth Guzman, D-31st District, 28th District candidate Joshua Cole, Shelly Simonds, Kenny Boddye and DD Lecky.
“We’re voters who are concerned about the integrity of the Virginia voting system, and we want these problems fixed now,” said Mitzi Brown, one of the rally organizers.
“There was disregard for the will of the people; we are asking that state and local electoral boards examine, audit and fix their voting systems, and have meaningful improvements in place before mid-term 2018 elections. What happened in the 28th and 88th House districts should never happen again.”
The group is expected to march to join the Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday celebration at James Monroe High School.
Trolleys will run between Hurkamp Park and the high school until 4:45 p.m.