National Call To Action: “Justice for Trayvon Martin” Rally/March & Vigil. This is a “non-violent event”. Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 1:00pm PST, Sacramento Federal Courthouse, 501 ” I ” Street, Sacramento, CA. 95814
Contact: Faye Wilson Kennedy at (916) public 484-5025; media calls only (916) 812-7429 or visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/582154181835342/
National Action Network is encouraging and organizing the protests at federal court buildings to press the Justice Department to bring a civil rights case against George Zimmerman, who was found not guilty in the death of a teenager Trayvon Martin by a Florida jury on Saturday, July 13, 2013.
Sacramento will join 100 other cities throughout the nation and host a “Justice for Trayvon Martin” Rally and March (Vigil), Saturday, July 20, 2103 at 1:00pm at the Sacramento Federal Courthouse,501 ” I ” Street, Sacramento, CA. 95814. The program will feature: a libation, ceremony, speakers, march and unity circles.
The March and Rally is organized by a coalition of groups and individuals concerned with the Zimmerman’s verdict and Florida’s so-called “Stand Your Ground” law. We say “It’s time to end “Stand Your Ground” and other Shoot First laws that undermine public safety, senselessly put people at risk, and enable the kind of tragedy that we all witnessed in the case of Trayvon Martin” and others.
Confirmed speakers and participants: Kevin Carter, Occupy Sacramento · Derrell Roberts, African American Leadership Coalition · Kakwasi Somadhi, Black United Fund of Sacramento Valley · Steven Payan, Occupy Woodland · Danielle Williams, GSUL, Young Professionals · Tyrone Netters, Sacramento NAACP · Faye Wilson Kennedy, The Talking Drums News · Rev. Joy Johnson, Pastor, Higher Hope Christian Church · Dante’ Pelayo, Poet · Bakari Chauvin, Occupy Sacramento · Betty Williams, Sacramento ACLU · Dale McKinney, Community Activist · Youth of Answer
NAN is organizing “Justice for Trayvon” vigils in over 100 cities across the country on Saturday, July 20th to press the federal government to investigate civil rights charges against George Zimmerman. Hundreds of national members of the clergy and activists, led by Rev. Al Sharpton and NAN will hold prayer vigils and rallies in front of federal buildings calling on the Justice Department to investigate the civil rights violations made against Trayvon Martin.
NAN is renewing mobilization for the Saturday, August 24th National Action to Realize the Dream March on Washington that he and Martin Luther King, III, are leading. Fifty years after the 1963 March on Washington, Voting Rights, and the Justice for Trayvon Martin movement are key civil rights rallying issues and NAN is escalating the call for the Department of Justice to investigate whether George Zimmerman committed civil rights violations against Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012. According to Rev. Sharpton, “Trayvon Martin had the civil right to go home. He was not doing anything wrong.”
The August 24th, 50th Anniversary March on Washington will focus on voting rights and ending state laws like Stand Your Ground and Stop and Frisk. It will be the first national march since the acquittal of George Zimmerman. According to Rev. Al Sharpton and NAN, Dr.King’s dream has been undermined by both the Supreme Court Voting Rights decision and the acquittal of George Zimmerman. Visit www.nationalactionnetwork.net