March on Washington Anniversary - Get Out the Vote Kickoff

This Friday, August 28, will mark 57 years since the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.    It will also mark just 67 days before 2020 general election.

Join us for a remote March on Washington commemoration and kick off of our voter registration drive to give a powerful voice to the voiceless in South Jersey. This Friday, August 28,  5:00 PM to 6:30 PM.

This non-partisan event is being sponsored by the NAACP NextGen program, Building One America, the Summit for Civil Rights Project and Fannie Lou Hamer Voice to the Voiceless in CD2.

Sign up here to receive the remote log-in link to participate in this tribute and inauguration of building a powerful movement for racial and social justice in southern New Jersey.

We are honored to be joined by Timuel Black. Mr. Black was the Lead Organizer of the Chicago contingent of the 1963 March on Washington which sent over 4000 delegates, including nearly 2000 on the two "freedom trains" chartered by A. Philip Randolph's Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters Union. 

Mr. Black and others will share their recollection of the March; what it meant to them then, and what it means to us today, as we struggle against lethal racism and racially polarized politics to build broad multi-racial power for social, racial and economic justice.

We are also honored to be joined by the dynamic and powerful Congresswoman Barbara Lee of Oakland California. Ms. Lee has been consistent and powerfull voices for racial justice, economic opportunity, and peace throughout her career in office and activism.






The program will be moderated by Yolanda Melville, National Chair of the NAACP NextGen Program with comments from Marcus W. King, President of New Jersey’s Teamsters Local 331, and Director of the Human Rights and Diversity Commission for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in Washington, DC and Richard Tolson, recently retired National Executive Council member of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, Rev. Willie Dwayne Francois, Senior Pastor, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Pleasantville, and Alexander Bland, President of the Cape May County Branch of the NAACP.

On Friday, we launch our new campaign to add 10,000 more registered voters to the roles before the 2020 deadline on October 13, 2020.

The Fanie Lou Hammer, Voice to the Voiceless  (FLH V2V CD2) project is a non-partisan initiative to organize multi-racial grassroots power and increase voter participation among historically disenfranchised and underrepresented communities, including African American, Latino, young people, and working class and low income people of all ages and backgrounds.