Last Thursday, dozens of ColorOfChange members and our allies gathered at the Washington DC headquarters of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). They were there to honor Trayvon Martin and to demand that ALEC pledge to stop writing and promoting bills that target and destroy lives in the Black community.
ColorOfChange Executive Director Rashad Robinson was there and had this to share with the crowd:
Today we redouble our efforts against the American Legislative Exchange Council, not just to mobilize against them but to mobilize against the corporations [that allow them to exist] with a clear and simple message that ColorOfChange has continued to put out. You cannot come for Black folks money by day and then take away our vote or support laws that take away our lives by night.
Watch the video of Rashad's speech and check out the conversation, photos, and highlights from the event here. We know that Trayvon's case has moved nearly 169,000 of you to action. If you haven't already signed our petition, join us here and visit www.wearetrayvon.colorofchange.org to add your photo, video, or story.