March On And Future Coalition Call On President Biden In Continued Fight For Voting Rights With Fifth #votingrightsnow Civil Disobedience Action At The White House Today
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, March On and Future Coalition participated in “No More Excuses: #VotingRightsNow,” a civil disobedience action at the White House to demand passage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and the Freedom to Vote Act. Today’s effort is the fifth demonstration since August that March On and Future Coalition have joined to build pressure on President Biden and drive home the urgent need for federal voting rights legislation.
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Yasmine Guedalia, Partnerships Coordinator at Future Coalition, in attendance at today’s civil disobedience action, in addition to the action on November 3, issued the following statement:
“We said we’d be back, and we are, and we are more unified than ever. Our democracy is at a critical turning point, and our future is on the line—including the freedom to vote. We need to act now to protect our vote and our voice in our democracy. We will continue to stand outside the White House until President Biden takes the lead to deliver #VotingRightsNow. Passing new federal voting rights legislation is critical right now, and we need the President—the President elected through a free and fair election—to do everything in his power to get it done.”
Today’s action is the fifth direct action organized by the League of Women Voters, People For the American Way, Declaration for American Democracy, Black Voters Matter and Democracy Initiative since August, all part of a reinvigorated and growing grassroots coalition pressuring Congress to act. On August 28, March On and Future Coalition, with a coalition of more than 200 partners—including the Drum Major Institute, SEIU and National Action Network—organized a nationwide March On for Voting Rights, resulting in marches and actions in more than 100 towns and cities around the country to demand passage of federal voting rights legislation.
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About March On
March On is a political organization composed of women-led political activist groups that grew out of the women’s marches of January 21, 2017. They have come together as a united force to take concrete, coordinated actions at the federal, state and local levels to impact elections and move the country in a progressive direction. For more information, visit wearemarchon.org.
About Future Coalition
Founded by youth activists for youth activists, Future Coalition is a network and community for youth-led organizations and Gen Z and young millennial leaders from across the country that came into being as a project of March On in the fall of 2018. Future Coalition works collaboratively to provide young people with the resources, tools, and support they need to create the change they want to see in their communities and in this country. For more information, visit futurecoalition.org.