Congresswoman Chu Marks the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
August 28, 2013
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Judy Chu released the following statement marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington:
“Fifty years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. told the world of an America he dared to dream of, where equality replaced injustice in our society. Hundreds of thousands of men and women from every corner of this country stood at the Lincoln Memorial to hear him share that dream – a dream we continue to strive for and build upon today.
“As we mark this anniversary, we must commit to preserving all that Dr. King and countless others in the Civil Rights Movement achieved. The erosion of the Voting Rights Act by a Supreme Court decision earlier this year, and the continued efforts to impose Voter ID laws threaten the rights of every American to exercise their voice in our democracy.
“While these events make clear that Dr. King’s dream is not complete, we are reminded on this anniversary of the profound impact he and the March on Washington had on this country.”