ACLU Statement on 50th Anniversary of March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
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WASHINGTON – American Civil Liberties Union Executive Director Anthony D. Romero today released the following statement regarding tomorrow’s 50th anniversary of the March on Washington:
“The ACLU is extremely proud to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, and to reflect on the tremendous strides that resulted from that pinnacle moment of the civil rights movement. Yet a half century later, issues that gave rise to the March – racial profiling, voting rights, housing and employment discrimination – remain under attack. The ACLU stands with other civil rights organizations to continue the fight for universal equality, in a quest to finally realize Dr. King’s dream.”
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