LULAC Joins Reverend Al Sharpton And Other Civil Rights Leaders Today For March In Washington
Nation’s Oldest and Largest Latino Civil Rights Organization To Issue Call to Action With the Message Somos Americanos / We Are Americans!
LULAC National Chief Executive Officer
Sindy Benavides to Speak at Historic National Event
11:27AM ET / 10:27 AM PT / 8:27 AM PT
The Commitment March and “Get Your Knee Off Our Necks” Rally coincides with the 57th anniversary of the original March on Washington in 1963. Tens of thousands of people seeking criminal justice reform are at the National Mall located between the Lincoln Memorial on the west end and the U.S. Capitol on the east end. "Get Your Knee Off Our Necks" is a reference to the manner in which George Floyd was killed while in police custody in May and reminiscent of the 1963 March on Washington. LULAC is taking part in the event with other civil rights organizations in conjunction with the NAACP's virtual March on Washington.
News coverage of the event is being carried on major television networks and C-SPAN live.
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit https://lulac.org/