jesse_jackson.jpgMILWAUKEE (AP) – Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson led a march through downtown Milwaukee to urge people to vote early for Tuesday's election.

Marchers Saturday were also protesting Wisconsin's controversial law that is stalled in court proceedings that would strip most public workers of most of their collective bargaining rights.

Among them were Baxter Leach and Elmore Nickleberry, sanitation workers who invited Dr. Martin Luther King to Memphis to support their 1968 fight for collective bargaining rights for their union, AFSCME.

In a statement, they said they were proud to be with Jackson in Milwaukee because everyone deserves their basic rights.

Monday is the 43rd anniversary of King's assassination.

Jackson planned to visit numerous churches Sunday urging members to vote early.