Selma Bloody Sunday 50th Anniversary

Broad coalition of partners including the Democracy Initiative, Communications
Workers of America, Common Cause, NAACP Legal Defense Fund,  Leadership Conference
on Civil and Human Rights, 1199 SEIU, The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under
Law, Sierra Club, National Bar Association, Black Women’s Roundtable and National
Congress of Black Women 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 on MONDAY, JUNE 15, AT 10 A.M. AT THE

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 with a living wage, 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

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 rallies and 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. ET

Place:                Lincoln Memorial, 2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW, Washington, DC 20037

Press RSVP here.

Press conference will also be live streamed at

Confirmed speakers include:

Cornell William Brooks, NAACP President and CEO

Rev. William Barber, NAACP North Carolina State Conference President

Larry Cohen, Communications Workers of America President

Marissa Brown, Democracy Initiative Executive Director

Aaron Mair, Sierra Club President

Wendy Fields, Common Cause Vice President for Campaigns & Strategic Partnerships

Wade Henderson, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights President

Greg Moore, NAACP National Voter Fund Executive Director

Benjamin Crump, President-Elect of the National Bar Association

Rev. Francys Johnson, NAACP Georgia State Conference President

Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq., National Congress of Black Women, President and CEO

Melanie Campbell, President and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic
Participation and Convener of the Black Women’s Roundtable Public Policy Network

Gerald Stansbury, NAACP Maryland State Conference PresidentIf you would rather not
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