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Dallas Activists commemorate 56th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

Minister Dominique Alexander
Minister Dominique Alexander

By Kenedi Houston and Ania Jackson

“Until we get justice there will be no peace!” said Minister Dominique Alexander of the Next Generation Action Movement.

Recently, on the grounds of the AT&T Discovery Garden in Downtown Dallas, pedestrians saw and heard the demonstrators as they shouted and held Black Voters Matter signs.

“Today’s purpose was to commemorate the 56th Anniversary of The Voting Rights Act of 1965. To show and stand in solidarity with people across this country who are assembling around this country on this historic day,” said Alexander.

Data from the National Conference of State Legislatures documents that election-related bills have been filed in all 50 states this year.

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According to Alexander, over 400 legislations have been introduced across this country to suppress the vote and believes that all backgrounds should assemble across the country to fight for basic fundamental rights as a citizen in America.

“We’re seeing a threat to the work of our ancestors to the work of Fannie Lou Hamer, Shirley Chisholm Barbara Jordan, and Martin Luther King, and all of the people who have sacrificed the most. And yet at the end of the day, whether you’re Black, blue, green, or white, you need to be assembling across this country to fight for the basic fundamental right as a citizen in America,” said Alexander.

“This demonstration is to call attention to the importance of the footprint corporate America has on our politicians and our electoral process,” said Alexander.

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