August 28, 2021 is the Most Significant August 28th since 1963
WHO: Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Committee (MLKCC) MLKCC is comprised of a broad cross section of faith and community based organizations, business, labor, and individuals whose mission is to preserve, educate and empower people by hosting various events throughout the year that features the history of Rev. Dr. King in the context of current events and to recognizes local leaders that have made significant contributions to improve the quality of life in our beloved communities.
WHAT: MLKCC Rally for Voter Rights and Awards Ceremony, to be held Saturday, August 28, 2021, the 58 Anniversary of the March on Washington DC where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his iconic I Have A Dream speech that moved President LB Johnson to sign The Voting Rights Act of 1965, which enabled voters of color to finally have full access to the ballot box and make their voices heard.
WHY: Over the past decade two Supreme Court decisions, Shelby County v. Holder and Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee, have gutted the Voters Rights Act and has empowered dozens of state legislators throughout the nation to try and some passing, voter suppression laws that make it harder for people of color to vote.
The right to vote is under attack in nearly every state across the country,
Saturday, August 28th, MLKCC will be hosting A Rally to encourage every voter and every elected official to do everything in their power to make their voices heard and their demands clear for strong federal laws that will protect the right to vote and end state sanctioned voter suppression.
MLKCC Award Recipients: Aki Kurose Public Servant Award, Mian Rice, Port of Seattle; Roberto Maestas Community Leadership Award Rev. Dr. Robert L. Jeffrey, Sr.; Bernie Whitebear Living Legacy Award, Lenny & Marilyn Wilkens; Edwin T. Pratt Community Service Award, LaNesha DeBardelaben; Odessa Brown Humanitarian Award, Dr. Benjamin S. Danielson, MD; Jacquie Jones Walsh-Verlene Jones Advocate Leadership Award, NAACP PAC; Sam Smith Elected Official Outstanding Achievement Award, The Honorable Senator Adam Kline
WHERE: MLK Jr. Civil Rights Memorial Park, Seattle, 2200 MLK Way So.
Parking is available across the street at the Tennis Center.
WHEN: Saturday, August 28, 2021, 5:30PM
YOUR VOTE IS YOUR VOICE - END VOTER SUPPRESSION
MLKCC believes the right to vote is the foundation of our democracy and for much of our country’s history, Black voters and other voters of color were denied the right to vote.
In the face of these efforts to roll back the clock on democracy, MLKCC will continue to push for strong federal oversight to make certain every American has the freedom to vote and that the anti-voter politicians who are destroying the fabric of our democracy are stopped in their tracks.
For Additional Information Contact: Eddie Rye Jr. Hayward Evans
(206) 786 2763 (206) 778 6357