Voting Rights Act: Act to Remember – Act to Restore

Date: 
Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Jewish Community Action, the National Council of Jewish Women – Greater Minneapolis, Minnesota Council of Churches, Council on American-Islamic Relations,  Shiloh Temple and Wellspring Second Chance are planning an interfaith event on Sunday, June 22nd at 2 pm at ShilohTemple to commemorate the Freedom Summer anniversary of the deaths of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner.  

This community-wide commemoration and call to action is also in support of congressional action to reinstate the key provisions of the Voting Rights Act which were vitiated by the 2013 Supreme Court ruling in Shelby County v. Holder. Just as people from diverse communities, lived and died alongside our African American colleagues during the summer of 1964, so too now we bring our shared values to our work in support of ensuring equal voting rights today, and ensuring a path to citizenship for undocumented Americans.  Josie Johnson, civil rights leader and a participant in the Freedom Summer of 1964, will be the keynote speaker.

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