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VRA@50 "Keeping America's Promise: Advancing Democracy" Voting Rights Workshop

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
The Historic Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church
410 Martin Luther King St.
Selma, AL 36703

VRA@50 "Keeping America's Promise: Advancing Democracy" Voting Rights Workshop

On Sunday, March 7, 1965, hundreds of extraordinary people were brutally attacked by Alabama State Troopers as they marched from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama to protest racial discrimination in voting. The events of “Bloody Sunday,” as that Sunday became known, led Congress to enact the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA), which is one of the greatest pieces of civil rights legislation ever passed.

For nearly 50 years, Section 5 of the VRA served as our democracy’s discrimination checkpoint in protecting a millions of voters of color from racial discrimination. In 2013, however, the U.S. Supreme Court shamefully declared Section 5 of the VRA unconstitutional, leaving voters of color across the nation more vulnerable to racial discrimination. LDF and its partners in Alabama and across the country are fighting to restore that vital protection and actively using the remaining VRA tools to defend and expand our democracy. We invite you to join us.

Please Join us for a Voting Rights Workshop

A critical discussion about protecting and expanding our sacred right to vote with the NAACP LDF and special guests.

Saturday, March 7, 2015, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The Historic Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church
Leodis Strong, Pastor

1410 Martin Luther King St.
Selma, AL  36703

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For more information, contact: Ryan Haygood, Deputy Director of Litigation NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. at 212.965.2235