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Good Trouble: Candlelight Vigil for Democracy
July 17, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Since January 6, 2021, anti-voter laws have been passed in states all over the country and the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent rulings make clear that it will not act to protect our sacred right to vote.
But there is hope for us to stop this undercurrent of corruption and rebuild American democracy so that the freedom to vote is protected, billionaires don’t control our political systems, and our representatives actually respond to we the people. To do this, we must pass the For the People Act, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, and D.C. Statehood – and we can’t let anything, including the Jim Crow filibuster, stand in our way!
Please bring your own candle, a holder to protect it and us from any wind or hot drips, a safe lighter, a well fitting mask to wear at all times whether or not you are fully vaccinated, as well as any songs and respectful signs you want to bring that would honor Congressman John Lewis, e.g. “Be kind, be mindful, make it plain, make it real, make it sing! Facts from primary sources only – no heresay” please. Gather at the Anacapa Street entrance side of the Santa Barbara Courthouse.