NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguía Commemorates 50th Anniversary of March on Washington




August 24 2013

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August 24, 2013                                                             Julian Teixeira
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WASHINGTON, D.C.—On the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, thousands have returned to the Lincoln Memorial where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his groundbreaking “I Have a Dream” speech, calling on Congress to protect the civil rights of every American and ensure that the American Dream is accessible to every person in this nation.

Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR (National Council of La Raza), joined national leaders in the civil rights, labor, housing, education and LGBT communities for the National Action to Realize the Dream March, organized by the National Action Network and Realizing the Dream, as well as the accompanying rally. Leaders addressed important issues that impact the Latino community including the recent attacks on voting rights, the necessity to pass immigration reform this year, the push for equal rights for the LGBT community and the critical need for more jobs.

“NCLR is honored to be a partner in the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, one of the seminal events in American history,” Murguía stated. “Dr. King is a beloved icon in the Latino community because we know that his vision was an inclusive one; his dream was our dream too. His legacy continues to inspire us as we work to ensure equality, fairness and justice for all Americans.”

NCLR—the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States—works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans. For more information on NCLR, please visit www.nclr.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Issues: Civil Rights and Justice
Geography:California, Far West, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, Texas