To commemorate the 58th anniversary of the historic March on Washington civil rights leaders have organized a National Voting Rights protest that will be held on Saturday, August 28th. Independent Sector is happy to announce its support for the upcoming march.
We’ve coordinated a 1-hour, legal observer training with the National Lawyers Guild that will be held on Friday, August 27th from 12:45-1:45PM EST to support this initiative. During this “Know your Rights” training attendees will learn how they can safely engage in peaceful assembly while also learning how they can protect the rights of others’.
As outlined in our recent voting statement, nonprofits can have a far-reaching and positive impact by helping elected officials understand how policies impact the communities we serve. The only thing more democratic than exercising your right to vote is advocating to ensure that others have fair and equal access to the ballot box. We hope that you’ll join our efforts to secure federal protections for voting rights.