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CWA Members March on Washington, Commemorating the 60th Anniversary March for Jobs and Freedom

On August 26th, over 300 CWA activists gathered in Washington, D.C. to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. CWA members from across the country attended this historic event and members rode into our nation’s capital on buses from New York, New Jersey, Alabama, North Carolina, Georgia, Ohio, Wisconsin, and beyond!

During a kickoff rally at CWA Headquarters, members heard from Executive Board Member and CWA Local 9412 President Keith Gibbs, Telecommunications and Technologies President Lisa Bolton, and Human Rights Director Angie Wells. A group of workers who are organizing with CWA at federal call center contractor Maximus addressed the crowd, sharing information about their fight for equitable pay and a voice on the job. CWA Secretary-Treasurer Ameenah Salaam and Public, Health and Education Workers Vice President Margaret Cook also joined the rally and the march.

CWA members also wrote postcards in support of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, the PRO Act, and the fight for a living wage, before marching from Headquarters to the Lincoln Memorial to let our voices be heard and continue the rich tradition of labor and civil rights activism.