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NAACP Announces “America’s Journey For Justice”

Posted by Admin On June - 12 - 2015

Broad coalition of partners including the Democracy Initiative, Communications Workers of America, Common Cause, and Sierra Club Announce 860-mile March from Selma, AL to Washington, DC featuring nationwide demonstrations, teach-ins, and #JusticeSummer campaign

The NAACP, together with a broad coalition of partners, will announce America’s Journey for Justice at a press conference and rally on MONDAY, JUNE 15, AT 10 A.M. AT THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL 2 LINCOLN MEMORIAL CIRCLE NW, WASHINGTON, DC  20037.

Led by NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks, America’s Journey for Justice – a historic 860-mile march from Selma, Alabama to Washington, DC – will mobilize activists and advance a focused national policy agenda that protects the right of every American to a fair criminal justice system, uncorrupted and unfettered access to the ballot box, sustainable jobs, and equitable public education. America’s Journey for Justice will unite partners from the social justice, youth activism, civil rights, democracy reform, religious, not-for-profit, labor, corporate, and environmental communities to call for justice for all Americans under the unifying theme “Our Lives, Our Votes, Our Jobs, Our Schools Matter.”
America’s Journey for Justice will commence on August 1st to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. The march will feature teach-ins along the route, satellite events across the country, and a #JusticeSummer social media campaign – and will culminate in a Washington, DC rally and advocacy day.

Date:                  Monday, June 15, 2015
Time:                10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Place:                Lincoln Memorial, 2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW, Washington, DC 20037

Speaking program to be announced.

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