DemDaily: March On This Weekend. The Details

August 24, 2021

This Saturday everyday citizens and activists will descend on Washington, DC and other major cities to demonstrate against the wave of voter suppression laws sweeping the country.

The March On For Voting Rights comes 58 years after the historic August 28, 1963 March on Washington, led by Dr. Martin Luther King, which denounced the tyranny of "Jim Crow" laws that legalized racial discrimination.

The last year, however, has signaled a return to that era, with over 400 voting suppression measures introduced in 49 states, and 18 restrictive voting laws successfully passed in 30 states.

The Mission: The March On for Voting Rights is a nonviolent, nonpartisan mass mobilization intended to shine a light on what is happening in state legislatures nationwide and demand that elected officials protect democracy through the passage of comprehensive federal legislation.

That includes passage of the For The People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.

Organizers: March On For Voting Rights is joined by close to 200 partner organizations, unions and networks, including DemList!

Washington, DC March
When:     August 28th, Saturday
Where:    McPhearson Square Park
15th and H Streets, NW, Washington, DC
Time:       8:00am: Gathering at The Park
& Route:  9:45am: Kick Off: McPherson Square and Black Lives Matter Plaza, past the White House and Washington Monument
11:30am - 3:00pm: Closing Rally entering at 12th Street and Madison Drive, gathering from 7th Street to 14th Street between Jefferson Drive and Madison Drive

Sister Marches
Atlanta, Miami, Houston, Phoenix and in 75 locations across the country
Join The Movement: Host An Event

Actions
Contact Your Member of Congress and demand they take action on For The People Act, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, and the Washington, DC Admission Act.

Social Media: #VotingRightsMarch #VotingRights #HR1
#VoterSuppression #ForThePeopleAct #ProtectDemocracy #GoodTrouble #JohnLewisVotingRightsAct

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It's time to march again. As a proud partner of March On For Voting Rights, DemList invites you to join us!

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