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Sacramento: March On for Voting Rights
Date Saturday August 28
Time 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorMarch On and partners
Location Details
California State Capitol, 1315 10th Street Sacramento, Sacramento, CA 95814

Wear a mask. Please follow all current COVID safety guidelines: https://covid19.ca.gov/
SACRAMENTO: March On for Voting Rights

On Saturday, August 28th, voting rights activists will be marching on Washington D.C.
and in cities across the nation. Join us in Sacramento to protest voter suppression and defend democracy.

Sacramento info & register: https://actionnetwork.org/events/march-on-for-voting-rights-california

National website: https://marchonforvotingrights.org/


Voting Rights Are Under Attack

Since January, 48 states have introduced 389 bills that amount to shameful, outright voter suppression, and many have already become law. These laws suppress voting methods that enrich our democracy and lead to high turnout: banning ballot drop boxes and mail-in voting, reducing early voting days and hours, restricting who can get a mail-in ballot, prohibiting officials from promoting the use of of mail-in ballots even when voters qualify, even criminalizing the distribution of water to voters waiting in the long lines these laws create.

Racist, anti-democratic voter suppression laws amount to rigging the game. But in America, elections are not a game—and lives depend on their outcomes.

That’s why, on August 28, 2021, we’re marching on Washington D.C., as well as Sacramento, Atlanta, Miami, Houston, Phoenix and other cities across America.


The Legacy of MLK Jr. Continues

On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King led 250,000 people on a historic
March On Washington. There, in front of the Lincoln Memorial, he delivered his famous
“I Have a Dream” speech, calling on the nation to rise up and live out the true meaning
of its creed. At the time, Black Americans were living under the tyranny of laws—
called “Jim Crow” laws— that legalized racial discrimination. His speech that day has become one of the defining moments in American history.

Today, state legislatures are pushing America back to the Jim Crow era with laws that reinstate systemic discrimination at the ballot box. That is why, on August 28, 2021—58 years to the day after his father’s march—Martin Luther King III will help to lead Americans on another march to demand federal voting rights protection.

Marching is a form of nonviolent protest, and protest is a form of democratic expression
older than America itself. We march to shine the light of truth on what is happening in state legislatures, ensure that Americans understand what’s at stake, and give people a mechanism to demand action on this most urgent issue of our generation.


ORGANIZATIONS

March On
Drum Major Institute
Future Coalition
SEIU
National Action Network
Public Citizen
Declaration for American Democracy
Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote
CAIR Arizona
National Organization for Women
Chicanco Por La Causa
Fix Democracy First
League of Women Voters
Indivisible
League of Conservation Voters
Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Peaches to the Polls
Stand Up America
Union for Reform Judaism
Voto Latino
Vote.org
and more
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Added to the calendar on Saturday Jul 31st, 2021 3:36 PM
§Sacramento: March On for Voting Rights
by March On and partners
Saturday Jul 31st, 2021 3:36 PM
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“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward."

— Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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