Sunday marked the 59th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. And this year, half a dozen civil rights organizations held a virtual press conference.
“They say that democracy is at risk and therefore there is a state of emergency. We issue a call to action,” said National Urban League President/CEO Marc H. Morial.
Rev. Al Sharpton, National Action Network founder and president:
“To get past voting impediments, to get people past whatever their state legislations were doing to rob us of our right to vote, when it comes to our fight in criminal justice reform, when it comes to our voting rights, we also include the right of people to choose as well as LGBTQ rights; all of these rights at risk.”
Melanie L. Campbell, president/CEO of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation:
“The ’22 midterm elections, which are less than 80 days away, will determine if our nation will remain a democracy or fall into the hands of racist white nationalists and insurrectionists.”