This event marks the 54th anniversary of the signing of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most important pieces of civil rights legislation in our country’s history. The impact of the VRA has weakened significantly since 2010, with 25 states passing voting restrictions and the US Supreme Court emboldening partisan gerrymandering and empowering districts with a known history of targeted voter suppression. The Charleston Vigil for Voting Rights will provide participants with an opportunity to reflect on the heroic activism that resulted in the passage of the VRA as well as the movement to restore equal access to the vote.
ALL ARE WELCOME! We will gather in the sanctuary of Circular Congregational Church, located at 150 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401. The closest parking garage is located 0.1 miles away at 82 Cumberland Street.