MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TO JOIN VOTING RIGHTS MARCH WITH NAN & REV. AL SHARPTON FROM SELMA TO MONTGOMERY AGAINST VOTER SUPPRESSION

CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS WHO HELPED LEAD THE MARCH IN 1965 WILL HELP LEAD THE MARCH IN 2012

WHO:
Reverend Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network
Congressman John Lewis
Congressman John Conyers
Congresswoman Frederica Wilson
Congressman Al Green
Congresswoman Shelia Jackson-Lee
Congressman Gregory Meeks
Congresswoman Barbara Lee
Congresswoman Corinne Brown
Congresswoman Gwen Moore
Congressman Keith Ellison
Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay
Congresswoman Karen Bass

WHAT:
Press Conference to discuss voter suppression and the march from Selma to Montgomery taking place March 4-9, 2012

WHERE:
Capitol Visitor Center
North Congressional Meeting Room
Washington, DC

WHEN:
Thursday, February 16, 2012 – 10:15 a.m

Background:
From March 4-9, Reverend Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network (NAN), will lead a march from Selma to Montgomery accompanied by national organizations that are leading the fight to protect civil and voter rights. The 5-day march will commemorate the historic 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights march and will begin at the Edmund Pettus Bridge ending with a rally at the Alabama State Capitol on Friday, March 9. The march is in support of voting rights and to highlight the continuing efforts against voter suppression. This includes the efforts to defeat voter identification laws and reverse anti-immigration laws in the state of Alabama.

Partnering with National Action Network are Congressional leaders, AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees), the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) the National Organization for Women (NOW), National Urban League (NUL), The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights, The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), NAACP, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP), American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) American Federation of Teachers (AFT), and Communications Workers of America (CWA).

For More information please visit
www.nationalactionnetwork.net

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