For the CBC, the March on Washington Is a Call to Action

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  • Rep. Barbara Lee (California)
  • Rep. Corrine Brown (Florida)
  • Rep. Elijah Cummings (Maryland)
  • Rep. Yvette Clarke (New York)
  • Rep. Alcee Hastings (Florida)
  • Rep. Frederica Wilson (Florida)
  • Rep. Gwen Moore (Wisconsin)
  • Rep. Lacy Clay (Missouri)
  • Rep. Danny Davis (Illinois)
  • Rep. Bennie Thompson (Mississippi)
  • Rep. Terri Sewell (Alabama)
  • Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (New Jersey)
  • Rep. Robin Kelly (Illinois)
  • Keeping Hope Alive
  • Rep. John Lewis (Georgia)
  • Rep. John Conyers (Michigan)
  • Rep. James Clyburn (South Carolina)
  • Rep. Marcia Fudge (Ohio)
  • Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (Missouri)
  • Rep. Donna Edwards (Maryland)
  • Rep. Chaka Fattah (Pennsylvania)
  • Rep. André Carson (Indiana)

Rep. Elijah Cummings (Maryland)

"Growing up in a low-income family just one generation removed from sharecropping in the South it was hard to see any kind of true hope in a dream. But I saw how the words and conviction of Dr. King empowered and encouraged my parents, my neighbors and my community members. The epiphany that there could be more even for a poor, Black boy from Baltimore, buoyed me through childhood and equipped me to strive for a future of which generations before me could never even dream."

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