March on Washington Demonstrates, 60 Years Later, There’s Still More Work to Do to Protect Right to Vote

Veterans, Voting Rights Organizers and Civil Rights Activists Demand an End to Voter Suppression Efforts Like the Big Lie Bill

Washington, D.C. — Today, veterans, activists and organizers from across the country will come together to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington and highlight the ongoing fight to protect the right to vote in the midst of ongoing efforts to weaken our democracy. As extremists in the House of Representatives push the Big Lie Bill – or, the ACE Act – marchers will demand accountability from elected officials for their efforts to discourage and even prevent voters – disproportionately people of color and veterans – from participating in our democracy.

The following are statements from veterans who will attend today’s March.

“My grandmother was around for the March of 1963, so just having her around today in the same space under that same spirit – I’m grateful that I have the energy of those who were here before me, pushing me along the way. I definitely feel the love and support,” said Britni Cuington, Texas resident and U.S. Air Force Veteran.

“To me, participating in the March on Washington means recommitting myself to the cause of Democracy and honoring the sacrifices of all who serve their community, whether they serve in uniform, as organizers or as fellow Americans standing in solidarity for a better future,” said Derek Duba, Arizona resident and U.S. Army Veteran.