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



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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