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
OUR LIVES, OUR VOTES, OUR JOBS, OUR SCHOOLS MATTER
The NAACP, together with a broad coalition of partners, will announce Americaâ€™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, DCÂ 20037.
Led by NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks, Americaâ€™s Journey for Justice â€“ a historic 860-mile march from Selma, Alabama to Washington, DC â€“ 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. Americaâ€™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 â€œOur Lives, Our Votes, Our Jobs, Our Schools Matter.â€
Americaâ€™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 â€“ and will culminate in a Washington, DC rally and advocacy day.
Date:Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Monday, June 15, 2015
Time:Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 10 a.m. â€“ 11 a.m.
Place:Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Lincoln Memorial, 2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW, Washington, DC 20037
Speaking program to be announced.