WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the civil rights leaders behind the March On for Voting Rights announced 146 partners joining the August 28th nationwide demonstrations to demand federal voting rights legislation. Stand Up America, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the League of Women Voters, Brady, and When We All Vote are among the dozens of organizational partners mobilizing millions of members, engaging their coalitions and supporting the March On for Voting Rights. News of the coalition comes as Republicans blocked the Senate from discussing voting rights legislation before leaving for August recess yesterday.
August 28 is the 58th anniversary of the original 1963 March on Washington, when a diverse coalition of activists marched to secure the passage of the historic Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act. Today, with over 400 voter suppression bills being proposed around the country, we’re facing the same urgency to rise up and demand Congressional action to protect our right to vote. The growing coalition joins civil rights leaders including Martin Luther King III, Arndrea Waters King and Reverend Al Sharpton to lead marches in Washington, D.C., Houston, Miami, Atlanta, Phoenix and more than 40 other cities around the country to demand Congress eliminate the filibuster to pass voting rights protections. The march is funded through the #ForJohn campaign, a grassroots effort co-founded by Martin Luther King III and Arndrea King to fight voter suppression and fund the participating organizations.
We should all march to protect the right to vote.
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