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Actor Danny Glover to speak at Sacramento rally

FILE -- Danny Glover walks with Nina Turner at the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday, July 27, 2016.
FILE -- Danny Glover walks with Nina Turner at the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Sacramento Bee File

Actor and activist Danny Glover will be one of the speakers at a Sacramento rally on Monday kicking off a six-week national campaign aimed at revamping voting laws and bringing attention to poverty and the environment.

The 2 p.m. rally at the Capitol is sponsored by the California Poor People's Campaign and is one of about 30 planned across the country, according to a press release.

In advance of the Sacramento rally, organizers are launching caravans from San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego to the Capitol, modeled after the "freedom trains" of the 1960s, according to the release.

Glover is among about a dozen planned speakers from various organizations, including representatives from the clergy and groups advocating for the poor and homeless.

Glover, a San Francisco native, is known for his roles in the "Lethal Weapon" series of films, "The Color Purple," "Dirty Grandpa" and numerous other movies.

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