How many times while in a meeting, conducting a presentation, participating in a conference or just having a casual conversation with someone have you been asked "Why aren't young people stepping up the way previous generations have to defend their rights"?
You can let them know that we are. We've been stepping up striking for living wages at work, organizing to end the separation of immigrant families and the school to prison pipeline, opposing public school closings, as well sleeping in state capitols for racial justice.
We are young workers, students, organizers, cultural artists and concerned citizens and on August 23rd, 24th and 25th, we will be coming together for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington to declare "We Got Next!".
"We Got Next" is a weekend full of activities for young people who want to make a difference and shift the paradigm in their communities and country. The best part is, there is still room for others to join in on all the fun, including you!
Despite the progress of the last 50 years, a new generation's future looks bleak, but that's not the will of the almighty. From racist laws like Stand Your Ground, the suppression of our right to vote, to school closings, prison expansions and poverty- wages, we are under severe attack by powerful corporate interests like ALEC and politicians who do their bidding.
Join us in Washington, D.C. on August 23rd - 25th for a weekend of fun activity to celebrate young organizers and activists taking a stand and envisioning what the state of civil rights will look like 50 years from now.
Follow all the "We Got Next!" action live on social media
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Thank you and please forward to others! See you next week.
Originally posted on August 19, 2013 here.
Learn more about the 2013 March on Washington at www.seiu.org/marchon2013