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Perry Wheeler, Greenpeace Media Officer, P: 301-675-8766

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Greenpeace Statement on the Conclusion of America’s Journey for Justice

WASHINGTON -

Today, NAACP’s 1,000-mile Journey for Justice will conclude in our nation’s capital with an advocacy day on the restoration of voting rights.

The march, which started over a month ago in Selma, AL, has highlighted significant issues connected to our democracy, including economic inequality, education reform, criminal justice reform, and voting rights. At the conclusion of the march, activists will come together at the United States Capitol for a rally and advocacy day to speak with Members of Congress about these issues.

The Journey for Justice and rally are supported by Greenpeace and the Democracy Initiative: a dynamic network of labor, civil rights, voting rights, environmental and good government organizations.

Commenting on the Journey for Justice, Greenpeace Executive Director Annie Leonard said:

“For over a month, marchers, activists and organizers have walked 1,000 miles from Selma, Alabama to Washington, DC in a passionate call for justice and democracy. Though the march is ending today, its success will be determined by how we all continue to carry the call for justice forward.

“Corporate interests and billionaires continue to buy our elections and restrict voting rights, with devastating consequences for our health, climate and environment, but we have people power on our side. Step by step, Americans are working to fulfill the promise of a democracy that works for everyone. There is no better place to start than at the US Capitol today where people from all over the country will rally for the restoration of voting rights and remind our elected leaders who they actually represent.”

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Greenpeace is a global, independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.

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