COMMEMORATING HISTORY – AUGUST 28
On Wednesday, August 28, 1963, over 250,000 Americans gathered on the nation’s civic stage to draw attention to the blight of segregation, and to make the appeal for the civic and economic rights of African-Americans. Now, much like in 1963, the fight for democracy continues. Since the beginning of 2021, more than 400 voter suppression bills have been introduced in 49 states and the 700,000 residents of D.C. are still being denied full voting rights and representation in Congress.
On August 28th, the 58th anniversary of the March On Washington, we’re marching once more to call for a democracy where all Americans finally have full and equal rights. We will march for voting rights. We will march for D.C. statehood. We will march to ensure Black and Brown Americans have full access to our democracy.
Following the March, join us for the Mystics game as we share stories from our players, our fans and some historical icons to commemorate this historical moment.
MARCH ON FOR WASHINGTON AND VOTING RIGHTS
This August, on the 58th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech, democracy advocates across the country are joining the historic March On for Voting Rights.
On Saturday, August 28th, March On for Voting Rights will lead a nation-wide effort to protect voting rights and demand that Congress act by passing federal voting rights legislation.
Join them for the March On For Washington and Voting Rights and help spread the word.
WHY WE’RE MARCHING
Since the beginning of 2021, more than 400 voter suppression bills have been introduced in 49 states and the 700,000 residents of D.C. are still denied full voting rights and representation in Congress. On August 28th, we’re marching for the rights of all disenfranchised Americans — and the disenfranchised Americans living in the heart of our democracy are no exception.
Today, the residents of D.C. do not have a vote in Congress, Senators to represent them, or final authority over their own local laws. Our fight to secure everyone’s right to vote must include the fight for D.C. statehood.
We will march for voting rights. We will march for D.C. statehood. We will march to ensure Black and Brown Americans have full access to our democracy.
LEARN MORE ABOUT MARCH ON FOR VOTING RIGHTS
Text MARCH to 89799 to RSVP for the March On For Voting Rights – August 28, 2021.
Washington, D.C. has always been a center for transformational movements that have sought to better our society. The story of the Mystics Nike Rebel Edition uniform seeks to recall those transformative movements in its storytelling and celebrate our city’s legacy of being the District of Change. The Mystics will debut their Nike Rebel Edition uniforms on the court Sat. June 5. The uniforms will be worn a total of four times at home, corresponding with historical dates and games with a social justice theme:
- SAT. JUNE 5 Wear Orange, Gun Violence Awareness
- SAT. JUNE 19 Juneteenth
- TUE. JUNE 29 Pride Night, presented by Capital One
- SAT. AUGUST 28 58th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom