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"This is the first commemoration of #BloodySunday without John Lewis. John Lewis was our moral compass, our North Star...He left us this past year, but he didn't leave us without directions & instructions. He told us to vote like never before. And we did." --@Sifill_LDF #Selma56
"That day...Georgia elected for the first time since Reconstruction a Black United States Senator, and GA also elected for the first time in its history a Jewish United States Senator...They are symbols of what we can do when we marshal our strength and determination to vote."
"What Black voters have faced for centuries, when white supremacists have found themselves to be losing power, was finally seen by the entire country on January sixth. And that means we have a lot more work to do than many people understood." --@Sifill_LDF
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On #MLKDay, Natasha Merle (@natashacmerle) Lead Counsel at @NAACP_LDF spoke at @wlulaw about Dr. King’s legacy.

In her speech, she unpacked the role that both organizers & LDF litigators played in the monumental march for #votingrights that took place in 1965 from Selma, AL.
This weekend, @NAACP_LDF will sojourn to Selma once again to commemorate the work of the organizers and litigators who put their lives on the line to secure #votingrights for future generations of Black Americans.

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In a series of community actions, events, & dialogues, LDF will stand alongside thousands of others to honor the legacies of legends like #MLKJr, Coretta Scott King, Constance Baker Motley & Jack Greenberg.

If you'll be in Selma, we invite you to join us:
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In 1965, brave Americans like Rep. John Lewis marched in Selma for their rights, for their dignity, for their humanity. 1/ #SelmaJubilee
Today, we honor their bravery and legacy as civil rights leaders—remembering that these marchers were simply men and women who saw injustice and sought to end it the only way they knew how. 54 years later, their fight is our own. 2/
Although I am unfortunately unable to march with @RevDrBarber and @repjohnlewis at the #SelmaJubilee, I stand arm and arm in the fight for opportunity, for equality, and for free, fair elections across our nation. 3/
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