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John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act Day
May 8 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PMFree
John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act Day Rally
Date/Time: 12-2 pm MDT on Saturday, May 8, 2021
Where: the intersection of St. Michaels Drive and Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico
The Late Congressman John Lewis shed his blood crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge to fight for Black voters and voters of color to participate in America’s electoral process and the enactment of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Today, voting rights are under attack at the state and federal level. This year, there have been some 349 bills introduced in state legislatures in 47 states this year seeking to curtail voting rights and suppress voting. Join RepresentUs New Mexico, Indivisible Santa Fe and over 200 social justice organizations for a National Day of Action on May 8.
We’ll demand the passage of the For the People Act, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and D.C. Statehood and to address one of the greatest obstacles to the passage of civil and voting rights – and one of the last vestiges of slavery – the filibuster! There will be a national broadcast as well as car parades and rallies in over 100 cities. Come take part in this historic day of action to make our voices heard! Sign up to join the rally here.
Note that, in addition to the rally, there are other events taking place throughout the day (see schedule above). For more information about the national broadcast and other listed events go here.
If you have questions or want to volunteer to help orchestrate the event, please call Donna Thiersch at 505-571-1636 or John House at 505-920-9908.
Thanks in advance for joining us in this extemely important grassroots democracy effort.
President of RUNM