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Fri Aug 30 2013 (Updated 09/23/13)Santa Cruz Community Commemorates 50th Anniversary of March on Washington
Fri Aug 30 2013 (Updated 09/23/13)NAACP Members Call for Election Reforms, End to Stand Your Ground Laws
On August 24, community members marched with the Santa Cruz NAACP to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Great March on Washington. The 1963 civil rights rally was also known as the "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom." In Santa Cruz, those commemorating the day also broadly described their action for justice, calling it a march for "voting rights, jobs, justice, freedom, and to end stand your ground."
Community members marched through downtown Santa Cruz singing classic civil rights era hymns. When gathering at the town clock, one individual was applauded when it was announced that he had been present at the 1963 March on Washington, and several in the crowd raised their hands when asked who had been fighting for civil rights causes for 50 years or more.
Speakers included Stephanie Milton who spoke out against stand your ground and other justifiable homicide laws, and Simba Kenyatta who spoke about how the City of Santa Cruz has never had a black city council member. Kenyatta proposed two local election reform measures: eliminating privately financed elections, and dividing up the voting population into districts. "This is 2013, we still have never had a black city council person in Santa Cruz," he said. Kenyatta, a three time Santa Cruz City Council candidate, is one of the only three black city council candidates to run for office in the history of Santa Cruz.
Read More with Photos and Videos | See Also: NAACP Action Alert re End Racial Profiling Act
Previous Coverage: Marching in Santa Cruz for Justice for Trayvon and Others Subjected to Racial Profiling
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