November 17th, 2021
State Director, Nikki Tyree and LWVMD Treasurer Janet Bellizzi, were arrested because they wanted to show that actions by legislatures around the nation to impede voting are unacceptable. They were joined by 59 others including Arndrea Waters King, Martin Luther King III, and their 13 year old daughter.
To our League members who showed their support by watching the livestream or marching down Black Lives Matter Plaza, thank you!
We urge you to join us in person Wednesday, November 17, 9:30am ET when defenders of Democracy will be back at the White House. Sign up here.
If you you can't participate, you can watch the livestream on Facebook. We had a great turn-out yesterday, but to build on the momentum, we need to show more and more bodies at these actions as we continue to stand up for our democracy.
Suffragists made great sacrifices in the struggle for the vote for women and the civil rights activists put their lives on the line to promote equal rights for black Americans. We will not give up until the Freedom to Vote Act, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and DC Statehood have been enacted.
Deborah Mitchell & Nancy Soreng, LWVMD Co-Presidents