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Press Release - Selma, AL Caravan Commemorates Voting Rights Act and Calls for Protections: Local Le

Selma, AL- Community members, elected officials, and candidates of Selma, AL will participate in the “HONK 4 Voting Rights Caravan” on Thursday, August 6th, 2020 to commemorate the anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, encourage participation in the upcoming election, and call for increased voter protections.

The event will take place on the anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, starting at 4:00 pm at the Dallas County Courthouse and travel through the neighborhoods of the Queen City to distribute voting rights information, instructions on how to register to vote, specific deadlines, and demands to increase voter protections across the country.

“Voting rights affect all of us.”, said Drew Glover, lead organizer of the event. “We have seen shortened voting hours, new barriers to registration, stricter voter identification laws, and the removal of polling places across the country - but especially in the South. Our goal with the event is to offer tools and encourage the people of Selma to participate in democracy.”.

Confirmed elected officials include Councilmembers Johnnie Leashore (Ward 6) and Michael Johnson (Ward 8). They are joined by mayoral candidates Turkesa Sullivan and Attorney Yusuf Salaam, as well as City Council candidates Lesia James, Landon Nichols, and Rev. Wil Jackson. Participants are encouraged to bring their own vehicles, masks, signs, and noisemakers, and practicing responsible social distancing. The event is nonpartisan and participation is open to all.

When: Thursday, August 6th, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

End at the Memorial Park at the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, AL

Cost: Free

For more information contact Drew Glover at 831-325-4721 or

The Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Our commitment is to the commemoration and preservation of the spirit of the struggle for the right to vote in this country and the world. Our goal is to inspire people of all ages and ethnic backgrounds to respect and appreciate the power of their vote.

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