SOS and its partners in Selma are hosting a second Caravan for Voting Rights set to begin on March 23, after the Selma to Montgomery march and rally, from Montgomery, Alabama on March 22.
The caravan will arrive in Washington, D.C. on March 25.
Your participation last year was critical, and we request that you once again join this effort to restore the pre-clearance provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, says Faya Rose Toure’, SOS member and coordinator of the Bridge Crossing Jubilee, which just organized the celebration and commemoration of Bloody Sunday’s 50th Anniversary.
“The movie Selma, President Obama’s visit, and the extraordinary turn-out for Bloody Sunday commemoration has galvanized justice loving people and returned their focus on voting rights and human rights,” she says. “But the victory we thought was won and secured 50 years ago has been rolled back. Indeed, the very lives of our young black brothers and sisters continue to be threatened, and the vote remains a powerful tool in fighting police brutality. So we can’t keep silent or sit down until the voting rights and civil rights of every American are fully protected.”
The caravan schedule is as follows:
Atlanta: 9:30 am
Columbia: 3 pm
Raleigh: 9:30 am
Richmond: 3:00 pm
Rally in Virginia Evening
Senate Bldg: 10 am
House Bldg: After Senate Bldg