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State Rep. Alicia Reece Commemorates 51st Anniversary of March on Washington

Notes past triumphs, calls for renewed efforts to protect political fairness
August 28, 2014
Democratic Newsroom

State Representative and Ohio Legislative Black Caucus President Alicia Reece released the following statement in commemoration of the 51st Anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech:

“As we reflect on the triumphs and challenges of those who came before us, we cannot forget that there is still much work to be done to promote equality, race relations, voting rights and jobs. We must also fight for openness and fairness in our political system to ensure that everyone has a chance at the American Dream. That is why I have called for a new civil rights movement, and I will not rest until our right to vote is enshrined in our constitution.”

Last year, Rep. Reece was invited to speak at the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington where she addressed over 200,000 attendees. A link to her speech, “No More Temporary Solutions to Permanent Problems,” is included below: