Statement by National NOW President Christian F. Nunes
Washington, D.C. – In advance of the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington, National Organization for Women (NOW) National President Christian F. Nunes’ issued the following statement:
“We carry the dreams of our predecessors, for a shared vision of a country that leaves no room for prejudice, discrimination, or oppression. This anniversary is far more than a celebration; it is a dynamic continuation that should motivate and remind us of the work that still needs to be done. As we approach the 2024 election cycle, do not underestimate Black women, the too-often ignored backbone of this country’s social movements. We refuse to sit idly by while the same freedoms that were championed during the March on Washington are targeted by extremists today.
However, these attacks on our right to vote will not deter us from the polls. Instead, they will further strengthen our determination to exercise our constitutionally given rights as Americans. Gender and racial justice are the overlooked saviors of American democracy. The two bring a power that is robust due to decades worth of intersectionality. Without them, we would not be able to confront the people and institutions that try to hold us back.”