Rev. Al Sharpton & National Action Network (NAN) To Be Joined By National Leaders To Declare An All Out Assault Towards the Protection of Civil & Voter Rights—
REV. SHARPTON, JANET MURGUIA, LEE SAUNDERS & OTHERS TO ANNOUNCE TWO MAJOR INITIATIVES WITH NAN INCLUDING A SELMA TO MONTGOMERY MARCH & A SUPREME COURT RALLY
Reverend Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network
Janet Murguia, President & CEO of the National Council of La Raza
Lee Saunders, Secretary-Treasurer of AFSCME (American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees
Wade Henderson – President & CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Terry O’Neill, President of the National Organization for Women (NOW)_
The National Press Club
National Press club, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Fl. in the Bloomberg Room
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 – 10:15 a.m.
Rev. Sharpton & NAN, along with major national leaders, will announce that beginning March 4th, NAN will lead a 5-day March commemorating the historic 1965 Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March. The march 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. Further, Rev. Sharpton & NAN will announce that National Action Network will lead a rally on March 27th in Washington, DC, at the United States Supreme Court as arguments are heard on Obama Care.