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National John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Day of Action
May 8, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Indivisible Ulster, along with 20+ other nonpartisan groups from across Ulster County, will be part of a national day of voter rights activism. Event held in midtown Kingston at 10 Cedar Street.
The National John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Day of Action is being coordinated nationally by the Transformative Justice Coalition, an organization founded by voting rights champion Barbara Arnwine and led by board chair Daryl Jones. The day of action will be held simultaneously in more than 100 cities.
The Kingston event will include a rally with community leaders, civil rights activists and elected officials, a ‘votercade’ of walkers, bikes and cars and a Festival of Activism with performances by Simi Stone, New Pro Baptist Church Choir, P.O.O.K, teach-ins, voter engagement and more.
The day of activism schedule begins with the rally at 2 p.m., followed by the ‘votercade’ at 2:45 p.m., and the Festival of Activism at 3:30 p.m.
“In crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965, John Lewis risked his life to gain and protect the right to vote for every American,” said Jones. “On May 8, we continue to honor his legacy by crossing every Edmund Pettus Bridge in America that separates American voters from their right to cast a meaningful ballot.”