50th Anniversary of Voters Rights Act

50th Anniversary of Voters Rights Act

As many of you may know, August 6, 2015 will be the 50th Anniversary of the historic Voters Rights Act of 1965. NASW National will be posting a commemorative statement on August 6th and will disseminate a justice brief on the ongoing importance of protections of voters’ rights for traditionally disenfranchised Americans.

In the meantime, the NAACP is planning a major voters’ rights activity entitled America’s Journey for Justice. The “journey” will be a march from Selma, Alabama to Washington, DC. They will travel about 650 miles over a two-week period. NAACP is asking national organizations to participate in the march, especially organizations that have affiliates in the states trough which the march will pass. 

 

In the event that any of your members may want to join the “Journey” at any point along the route, we can post downloadable NASW placards  to show that social workers  participated in this important event.

 

It would be  great if you could broadcast this to your membership, especially those chapters in the states through which the “Journey” will pass.

 

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