— This Saturday evening, Michigan City community leaders will host a Good Trouble Candlelight Vigil for Democracy on the one-year mark of the passing of Rep. John Lewis. We join more than 100 vigils happening around the country. We will celebrate his extraordinary legacy and call on Congress to pass critical legislation to protect the freedom to vote, end gerrymandering, and get money out of politics to realize Rep. Lewis’ vision for a democracy that works for all of us. We demand that Congress pass a suite of laws to safeguard Voting Rights nationwide, including the For the People Act (S1), the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, and DC Statehood. “The vote is precious. It is almost sacred. It is the most powerful non-violent tool we have in a democracy.” —
Rep. John Lewis, 2019
WHAT: Good Trouble Vigil for Democracy
WHO: Michigan City Community Members
WHEN: 6:00 PM CDT, Saturday, July 17th
WHERE: La Porte County Herald-Dispatch 422 Franklin St B Michigan City, 46360
VISUALS: We will gather to hold candles and signs in support of the For the People Act, John Lewis Voting Rights Act, and DC Statehood.
CONTACT: Anthony Lewis, Anthony.e.lewis@gmail.com, 317.565.7125
Michigan City Community Leaders partner with the Declaration for American Democracy, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and the Transformative Justice Coalition to
host this event. Rev. James Lane of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church will convene us in prayer. We invite local residents to join us in Good Trouble Vigils for Democracy, a nationwide
series of more than 100 vigils honoring the legacy of Rep. John Lewis. We will call on Congress to realize his vision for democracy by passing the For the People Act, John Lewis Voting Rights
Advancement Act, and DC Statehood. We invite you to bring a sign and a candle.