THOUSANDS MARCH IN UNITY TO PROTECT VOTING RIGHTS FOR ALL ON UN HUMAN RIGHTS DAY|OVER 150 CIVIL RIGHTS, LABOR, FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS & COMMUNITY GROUPS TOOK A STAND AGAINST NATIONWIDE VOTER SUPPRESSION EFFORTS

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    I am proud to Stand for Freedom, on Human Rights Day, to send a message to legislators across the country that our right to vote is not for sale.”

    Five decades ago, I marched from Selma to Washington with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and many civil rights leaders to fight for racial equality, which led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965,” said Congressman Rangel. “Today we are confronted with legislation that attempts to reverse all that we marched for, which is why I fully support the Stand for Freedom campaign.”

    Other partners of the Stand for Freedom coalition taking part in the demonstration included John Payton, President of the NAACP LDF; Dr. Hazel Dukes, President of the NAACP New York State Conference; Judith A. Browne Dianis, Co-Director of The Advancement Project and Melanie Campbell of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP).

    For more information, please visit: http://www.stand4freedom.org

    LIST OF SPEAKERS

    NOTE: LISTED IN NO SPECIAL ORDER

    Benjamin Jealous, President and CEO, National NAACP

    George Gresham, President, 1199SEIU

    Harry Belafonte, Human Rights Activist

    Dr. Hazel N. Dukes, President, NAACP New York State Conference

    U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel

    Barbara Arnwine, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

    Rev. Al Sharpton, Civil Rights Activist/Founder of National Action Network

    John Payton, President, NAACP LDF

    Marc Morial, President, National Urban League

    Michael Mulgrew, President, United Federation of Teachers

    Judith A. Browne Dianis, Co-Director, The Advancement Project

    Donna Lieberman, Executive Director, New York Civil Liberties Union

    Anthony Romero, Executive Director, ACLU

    Deepak Bhargava, Executive Director, Center for Community Change

    Margaret Fung, Executive Director, Asian-American Legal Defense & Ed Fund

    Terry O’Neil, President NOW

    Lillian Rodríguez López, Executive Director, Hispanic Federation

    Melanie Campbell, the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation

    Bob Edgar, President, Common Cause

    Chung-Wha Hong, Exec. Director, The New York Immigration Coalition

    Phaedra Lampkin-Ellis, Green for All

    Wanda Williams, DC 37

    Dr. Brenda Williams,  South Carolina

    Wade Henderson, Esq., Leadership Council on Civil Rights

    Imam Talib Abdur-Rashid, Religious Leader

    Rafael Collazo, National Council of La Raza

    Mark Thompson, Sirius Radio

    Wyclef Jean, Singer/Rap Artist—*performed*

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