The March On Washington Remembered

Today, August 28, 2013, marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

On that day in 1963, over 200,000 men and women of all colors and ages gathered in Washington D.C. in a  March on Washington Buttontremendous display of unity and solidarity to demonstrate for racial equality, civil rights, the end of segregation, the creation of jobs that would provide meaningful and dignified work for all who wanted and needed employment, and a national minimum wage that would give working men and women a decent standard of living.

The Kennedy-Johnson Administration and the Congress of the United States heard the people and responded with Civil and Voting Rights legislation.

Great advances have been made in civil rights over the last fifty years but there is much more that must be done in our country to legally protect, enforce, and advance the civil and economic rights of every American.

Today, as we remember the March on Washington and its impact on America, let us commit ourselves to the values of the men and women who led the Civil Rights movement of old and to the guarantee and advancement of civil and economic rights for men and women today.

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