The NAACP says the march for voting rights is not yet finished, and they’ve just walked nearly 900 miles to make their point. In what they’ve dubbed “America’s Journey for Justice” marchers from the NAACP, along with labor and community allies, left Selma, Alabama on August 1 and arrive in Washington today. They marched through much of the South demanding reform of the criminal justice system, restoration of the Voting Rights Act, sustainable living wage jobs, and affordable quality education. Supporters are invited to join the marchers as they cross the Memorial Bridge at 1 pm today, as well as participate in two days of activities, including an Interfaith Service and Legislative Teach-In tonight at 7 pm at the Washington Hebrew Congregation and an Advocacy Day Rally in Upper Senate Park tomorrow at 9 am (the AFL-CIO is providing a bus from its 16th Street headquarters to the rally; meet there at 8:15a). Click here for complete details on all the events.
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