The voting rights they died for are still in peril
On June 21, 1964, three civil rights activists, Andrew Goodman, James Chaney, and Mickey Schwerner — two white Jews and an African American Christian — were murdered for believing that every American has the right to vote.
Help us honor their memory by sharing their story.
In 2014, we commemorated their legacy by lighting 3,000 candles at the Lincoln Memorial — one candle for every person who had joined our fight to fix the mess the Supreme Court made when they gutted the Voting Rights Act in 2013.
This is part of our legacy. Over fifty years ago, American Jews stood shoulder to shoulder in the struggle for voting rights. We will continue to mark the yahrzeit of these three civil rights activists until the Voting Rights Act is restored. This year, supporters are hosting their own vigils in over a dozen cities.
You can take part by sharing this video and then signing the petition to restore the Voting Rights Act. Let’s continue the fight by keeping the memory of Goodman, Chaney, and Schwerner alive.