On Saturday, August 28, join us for March On for Voting Rights, a mass mobilization to demand that elected officials stop hijacking democracy, denounce voter suppression and ensure fair, easy access to the vote for all.
The ACLU of Georgia, March On, the Drum Major Institute, SEIU, National Action Network, Future Coalition, and a network of partners will march on cities across America to mark the 58th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic March on Washington and demand that his vision be deferred no longer. Dr. King marched on Washington on August 28, 1963. Now, 58 years later, we march to tell Congress that a country that allows voters to be silenced fails to be a democracy. We invite all Georgians who believe in the power of democracy and free elections to join us.
Event Details: We will rally on Saturday, August 28, 2021, at 9:00 am on the corner of Auburn Avenue NE and Jackson Street in Atlanta, in front of The King Center and historic Ebenezer Baptist Churchwith interfaith speakers and words from Congresswoman Nikema Williams.
10 a.m. ET: March begins down Sweet Auburn Ave via a condensed route running from Auburn Ave NE and Jackson St NE to Auburn Ave NE and Courtland St NE.
11 a.m. ET: Music program begins with additional speakers on Auburn Street back outside The King Center. Shuttles will be provided to bring people back up to the main location to enjoy the program including music by Atlanta artists with headliner Ludacris.
ACLU of GA executive director, Andrea Young, will be among the leaders speaking. She speaks at 12:25pm.