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Willie Nelson drew a huge crowd in his first large show since the beginning of the pandemic as he pledged to stand up for inclusive voting rights in Texas. (Laura Figi/Austonia)

Closing out a four-day, 27-mile march from Georgetown to Austin, The Poor People's Campaign, joined by former U.S. Congressman Beto O'Rourke, Rev. Dr. William Barber, dozens of speakers and none other than Willie Nelson, rallied at the Texas Capitol to stand up for voting rights on Saturday morning.


Nelson played only two songs: "Whiskey River" and "Vote 'Em Out" before tossing his hat into the crowd. (Laura Figi/Austonia)


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