National LGBTQ Task Force Urges Activists To Join Civil Rights Event in Raleigh, North Carolina This Weekend
Washington, DC, February 9, 2016—The National LGBTQ Task Force, along with the Freedom Center for Social Justice, are urging activists, organizers and leaders from across the nation to gather on February 13, 2016 for the Mass Moral March in Raleigh, North Carolina. Advocates will join in solidarity to advance voting rights, labor rights, education equality, health care for all, equal protection under the law and police reform. Full details are available on the organization’s website.
“It’s high time we had a fair democracy, strong workers’ rights, full access to excellent education, free health care, a transformed policing service and lived freedom, justice, equality and equity for all. The more people we have with us this weekend, the more likely we can hurry history this year,” said Rev. Rodney McKenzie, Jr. Director of the Academy for Leadership and Action.
The National LGBTQ Task Force is chartering a bus from Washington, DC to Raleigh, NC. Space is available but limited. The bus will depart the Task Force’s Washington, DC office on Saturday, February 13 at 4 a.m. E.T. and leave Raleigh, NC at 3:30 p.m. E.T. the same day. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Last summer, the Task Force joined activists to rally for voting rights in Roanoke, VA and in November released an LGBTQ voting rights toolkit. The organization has also endorsed Democracy Awakening 2016, a major mobilization effort to restore voting rights and to fix our broken democracy.
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