March for Voting Rights is Aug. 21

The event, organized by Black Votes Matter, will also feature voter registration, music, food trucks, speakers, a bounce house for kids, and a pop-up vaccination site.

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It’s time to hit the pavement! This Saturday – Aug. 21, 2021 – we’ll be in Omaha to join in the March for Voting Rights.

The event, organized by Black Votes Matter, will also feature music, food trucks, speakers, a bounce house for kids, and a pop-up vaccination site.

The March For Voting Rights will begin at 10 am at 24th and Hamilton streets. Participants will then stride north on sidewalks along 24th Street to Grant Street, and the parking lot of the Omaha Economic Development Corporation, 2221 N. 24th St. Marchers are encouraged to bring signs – and their voices – as we rally in support of our sacred right to vote!

Civic Nebraska will be on hand to provide attendees with all kinds of information about how to register to vote. Look for our table and staff dressed in our trademark blue and white!

The march and rally will be held as the U.S. House of Representatives prepares to consider the John R. Lewis Voting Advancement Act, which would restore, and improve upon, many of the tenets of the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act that have been removed by a series of recent Supreme Court decisions.

Voting is our most cherished democratic right. Without it, there is no prospect for change, no method to hold our leaders accountable, no real way for our values and vision to be represented in our institutions. This most basic right is never guaranteed – so it must be championed, defended, and exercised to the fullest. We’ll see you Saturday at 24th and Hamilton!

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