On Saturday, December 10, the Progressive Caucus will be joining the Stand For Freedom March in an effort to raise awareness about the nation-wide attack on voting rights. Check out their website for more information on the issue and to sign the petition. We hope you’ll join us on December 10 for this important event!
Here’s all the details about the rally:
This year, two-thirds of state legislatures have introduced laws that undermine the right to vote. Early voting and Sunday voting are under attack, photo ID requirements will introduce the first financial and document barrier to voting since the poll tax, and racially-motivated bans on ex-felons will wipe tens of thousands off the rolls.
This effort is unprecedented, it is coordinated, and it is targeted. African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, Native Americans, students, working women, seniors and immigrants of all colors will be disproportionately affected.
The right to vote is the heart of our democracy. Throughout our history Americans have been murdered for defending this basic human right. We will not let it be taken away from millions today.
Join us on Saturday, December 10th—The United Nations’ Human Rights Day—to proclaim to America and the world:
It’s time to Stand for Freedom. We must protect our right to vote.
11:30 am: March from the NYC office of the Koch brothers, major funders of anti-voting rights measures, at 61st St. & Madison Ave, NYC.
12:30 noon: Rally at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, United Nations East 47th Street & 2nd Avenue, NYC