June 2, 2020         
The Executive Leadership Council Statement on Racial Injustice and Disparities Facing the Black Community   •   Essence Ventures Hires Caroline Wanga as New Chief Growth Officer   •   LetsGetChecked Debuts FDA EUA-Authorized At-Home Coronavirus (COVID-19) Sure-track Test   •   Trulieve Launches Limited Edition Cartridge, Partners with Florida-Based LGBTQ+ Organizations for Pride Month   •   Maine Virtual Academy Celebrates 2020 Graduates in a COVID Era: School Will Provide Pre-Recorded Ceremonies So Families Can Acce   •   Latino Business Action Network Announces 9th Cohort of the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative Education-Scaling Program   •   Finalists Announced for 2020 Braille Challenge Finals   •   Lucky Brand To Observe Black Out Tuesday; All Stores, Website And Corporate Offices Closed Nationwide   •   RGENIX Shows Clinical Activity of Novel Agent RGX-202 in Patients with KRAS Mutant Colorectal Cancer in Phase 1 Trial   •   Wayfair to Present at the Oppenheimer 20th Annual Consumer Growth and E-Commerce Conference   •   Sheremetyevo Airport Prioritizes the Needs of Children   •   When Justice Is Unjust: The Black Women's Agenda, Inc. Speaks Out On Racial Inequality   •   Christopher & Banks Corporation Announces First Quarter 2020 Earnings Conference Call   •   Auction of Alamo battle relics and Republic of Texas documents takes place June 6   •   OCHIN Supports Movement for Racial Justice and Advancements in Health Equity   •   CHPA Launches Rebranding Effort as Consumer Health Becomes More Vital to Public Health   •   TherapeuticsMD Announces Appointment of James C. D’Arecca as Chief Financial Officer and Retirement of Daniel A. Cartwrigh   •   Caps and Gowns Go On at Home: iQ Academy Minnesota to Celebrate Class of 2020 with Online Commencement   •   Cedar Fair to Participate June 2nd in the Goldman Sachs 2020 Travel and Leisure Conference, Audio Webcast Available   •   Statement from Ministers Carolyn Bennett, Daniel Vandal, Marc Miller and Steven Guilbeault on National Indigenous History Month
Bookmark and Share

Call For Renewed Fight For Justice And Equality

WASHINGTON - As the 37th anniversary of the historic March on Washington approaches, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law celebrates the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and encourages renewed commitment to the fight for racial and economic parity and peace.

 
“The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was indeed a transformative moment,” said Lawyers’ Committee Executive Director Barbara Arnwine. “While landmark legislation such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965 can, in part, be attributed to this massive civil rights effort, Dr. King’s dream of equal opportunity for all has not yet been realized.  The quest for equality and justice remains.”
 
“Undoubtedly Dr. King would be pleased by some of our nation’s progress and achievements,” said Ms. Arnwine.   “We applaud President Obama and his Administration’s ongoing efforts to provide real solutions to our economic problems, including the passage of universal health care, stimulus funding and financial regulatory reforms. However, we know that Dr. King would still be disappointed by this country’s current state of race relations, continued systemic discrimination and ongoing wars. We must work to correct the wealth gap between white and black households which more than quadrupled from 1984 to 2007. Specifically, we must address the dire unemployment rate which now stands at 15.6 percent for Blacks and 12.1 percent for Latinos, compared to 8.6 percent for Whites.   This means targeted programs to address the underlying racial dynamics that, despite our progress, continue to exist. Institutional racism is still racism. It is incumbent upon “the village” to make the dream a reality for all Americans … Now!”
 
Participation is encouraged at community rallies to commemorate the 1963 March on Washington:
  • Detroit, MI - On Saturday, August 28th, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and UAW, along with friends and allies, will march to mark the beginning of a new campaign that will call on our leaders to Rebuild America by enacting policy that will unleash the skills and talent of the American workforce. They will march for Jobs, Justice and Peace on the anniversary of that day in 1963 when Walter Reuther, president of UAW, Martin Luther King Jr., president of SCLC, and other civil rights leaders joined with hundreds of thousands of Americans for the March on Washington. 
  • Washington, D.C. – Numerous civil rights organizations, including the NAACP, National Urban League and National Action Network, will lead a mass rally and march on Saturday, August 28th to “Reclaim the Dream.” 
  • Washington, D.C. - On Saturday, August 28th the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights will host “One Nation Working Together: An Interfaith Call to Action for Civil and Human Rights” from 8-9:30 a.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church,1500 Ninth St. NW, Washington D.C. You must RSVP your attendance.
 

About the Lawyers’ Committee

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (LCCRUL), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, was formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination. The principal mission of the Lawyers’ Committee is to secure, through the rule of law, equal justice under law, particularly in the areas of fair housing and fair lending, community development, employment discrimination, voting, education and environmental justice.


Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News