January 17, 2022
In observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Dr. King’s family — along with faith leaders, civil rights leaders, and voting rights advocates across the country — are calling for advocates to mobilize for voting rights legislation and access to the ballot box. National Council of Jewish Women is partnering on the response! Activations across the country begin in Arizona on January 15, Dr. King’s birthday, where Martin Luther King III’s family and local groups will rally supporters across Phoenix, in alignment with the Arizona Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee. They culminate in DC on January 17, where the family and hundreds more will cross the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge and join the annual DC Peace Walk: Change Happens with Good Hope and a Dream.
If you live in the Washington, DC area, represent NCJW at the DC Peace Walk! Participants will gather beginning at 9am on Potomac Ave. SE, between First St. SE and South Capitol SE (behind Nationals Stadium) and step off onto Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge at 10am. More details, including the walk route, can be found here. If you attend, print an NCJW sign to bring with you.
After the Peace Walk, the speaker program will begin at 12pm ET at Union Station. Due to COVID, the program is only open to speakers and press. We ask all organizers and advocates to join us in watching online at DeliverForVotingRights.com. Check the event page for the latest details and updates about these and other activations. If you want to plan an event in your own community, fill out this form. And, post on social media using this toolkit to show your support.