It was an honor to march in Selma last weekend with over 100 lawmakers, President Obama, and hundreds more in commemoration of Bloody Sunday - a tragic event in our nation's history that took place 50 years ago and led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Led by my dear friend, Dr. Martin Luther King, and my distinguished colleague, Rep. John Lewis, the 1965 march was a critical turning point in the quest to secure voting rights for African-Americans during the Civil Rights Movement.
Voting is the very cornerstone of what defines our great Democracy. Today, I remain committed to protecting the right to vote for all Americans, as I have always been. #Selma50 #VotingRights
|John Conyers at Brown Chapel in Selma|
|John Conyers remembering Rosa Parks|
|John Conyers and Congressional Members in Selma|
|John Conyers and Representatives in Selma|
|John Lewis and John Conyers in Selma|
Voting is beautiful, be beautiful ~ vote.©