MARCH ON FOR VOTING RIGHTS
On August 28th, on the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, people gathered in Washington, DC and other cities across the nation because voting rights are under attack. This event was a tribute to the life and work of John Lewis.
In the words of the organizers:
Since January, 48 states have introduced 389 bills that amount to shameful, outright voter suppression, and many have already become law. These laws suppress voting methods that enrich our democracy and lead to high turnout: banning ballot drop boxes and mail-in voting, reducing early voting days and hours, restricting who can get a mail-in ballot, prohibiting officials from promoting the use of mail-in ballots even when voters qualify, even criminalizing the distribution of water to voters waiting in the long lines these laws create.
Racist, anti-democratic voter suppression laws amount to rigging the game. But in America, elections are not a game—and lives depend on their outcomes
Who Am I by Kayden Hern (a seven year old who recited his poem to the crowd before the march began)