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Johnny Cash, Daisy Bates U.S. Capitol Statues Halfway To Fundraising Goal, Public Invited To Donate

Arkansas’ governor on Thursday said the state is halfway toward the fundraising goal for replacing its statues at the U.S. Capitol with ones depicting civil rights leader Daisy Bates and country music legend Johnny Cash.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said $510,000 in private donations has been raised so far for the statues, which will replace the state’s existing statues at the Capitol. Hutchinson said at least $1 million needs to be raised for the statues and their transport to Washington.

Hutchinson announced a new website people can visit to donate money to the statue effort:

Read more at The Associated Press.

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