The “America’s Journey for Justice” march reached Washington, D.C. where activists brought their message to stop the attacks on voting rights in America.
Since early August, several hundred civil rights advocates have been marching from Selma, AL. to Washington, D.C. to show their resolve against regressive GOP attacks on voting rights.
Supporters celebrated the completion of the thousand mile “America’s Journey for Justice” march with a lively event outside the U.S. Capitol. The gathering included concerned citizens, advocates and members of Congress.
“An attack on voting rights is an attack on labor. An attack on voting rights is an attack on healthcare,” said Reverend William Barber II, President of the North Carolina NAACP. “An attack on voting rights is an attack on those who want to raise the minimum wage to a living wage.”
“We have to eliminate deceptive practices that deny people the right to vote. We’ve got to reverse these state decisions that say you need voter ID,” said Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD).
“If you want the peoples’ vote, then commit to protecting the right to vote,” said National President of the NAACP Cornell Williams.
“We call on every candidate for president and everyone in Congress to protect the right to vote in 2015”