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 OUR LIVES, OUR VOTES, OUR JOBS, OUR SCHOOLS MATTER 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 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 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 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 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 www.naacp.org. 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 receive future communications from NAACP, let us know by clicking here.NAACP, 1156 15th st. NW, Washington, DC 20005 United States
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