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NAN SC Chapter Marches to Senator Lindsey Graham’s Office & Demands Support for Voting and Policing Legislation

Aug 30, 2020

(Columbia, SC) — In solidarity with the national “Commitment March” in Washington D.C., activists, protestors, and civil rights leaders marched in Columbia, South Carolina on Friday.

The day marked the 57th anniversary of the historic 1963 March on Washington and the 65th anniversary of the lynching of Emmet Till. At the national protest in Washington, the families of victims of police and vigilante violence spoke of the need to recommit to confronting white supremacy and standing up for racial civil rights.

In Columbia, under the leadership of Rev. Nelson B. Rivers III, NAN Religious Affairs VP, the NAN South Carolina Chapter led and organized the rally. They marched first Senator Lindsey Graham’s office, to demand he that support the John Lewis Voting Advancement Act and George Floyd Justice in Policing Bill. The marchers were joined by Majority Whip James E. Clyburn.

Protesters then marched to the State House for the “March to Register for Jacob.” Organizers say the goal of the day was to encourage people in underrepresented communities to register to vote.