How to take part in the March for Voting Rights on August 28th, including virtually

marchThe National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is an official partner in the August 28th March on For Voting Rights. Marches will take place virtually and in-person in five flagship cities—Atlanta, Miami, Houston, Phoenix and Washington, D.C.—as well as in other cities across America.

We are calling on the nation’s 700,000+ social workers to save the date for the March on for Voting Rights. Social Workers continue to play a pivotal role in ensuring that the right to vote remains protected and accessible. That’s why, on August 28, 2021, NASW and our members are marching (in-person and virtually) nationwide.

There are currently 400+ bills in circulation across 49 states that aim to restrict or outright suppress the right to vote. These proposed bills specifically aim to ban ballot drop boxes and mail-in voting, reduce early voting days and hours, restrict who can get a mail-in ballot, prohibit officials from promoting the use of mail-in ballots even when voters qualify, and even criminalize the distribution of water to voters waiting in the long lines that these laws create.

Marches will follow public health guidance and virtual events may be offered in lieu of in-person events as appropriate. To learn more about the March and about how to participate virtually or in-person (be sure to check COVID-19 conditions and masking requirements in your state) please visit the March on for Voting Rights website.

Register for the March

March with NASW in-person in Washington, D.C.

If you choose, you can join NASW staff and march in Washington, D.C. We strongly advise that you be vaccinated and wear a mask. NASW staff will gather at St. John’s Church, 1525 H St NW, Washington, DC 20005, between 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The church is near McPherson Square or Farragut North stations on the Metro. We will supply placards and buttons on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, email awright.nasw@socialworkers.org.

Washington, D.C. road closures and parking restrictions during the march

Voting rights are under attack and our visibility matters!

NASW is also Livestreaming the March to Facebook

Resources

We encourage you to use this printable Social Justice Poster that can also serve as a placard.

MarchSocialJusticePoster-NC (002)

Our professional unity in this critical space of social justice will make a difference in protecting the right to vote.

Again, you can  RSVP to attend NASW’s virtual march

Don’t forget to use the following hashtags:

#MarchOnForVotingRights
#NASWProtectsVoting
#VotingIsSocialWork

 

 

4 comments

  1. I strongly support this March, and any supportive positive actions for social justice that would impact “oppressiveisms”.
    #Racism
    #Sexism
    #Classism
    #Heterosexism
    #Ableism
    #Ageism

  2. I live in Indiana and would like to join virtually.

  3. I am in Chicago and I support this March virtually.

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