Over this past weekend Maxine Waters, serving California in the 43rd District (D), made a statement in reference to the civil rights and the half decade anniversary of the Selma civil rights incident.
This weekend serves as the 50th anniversary of Sellma, “known as “Bloody Sunday”, where African-American protestors crossing a bridge in Selma were beaten by State of Alabama troopers. This incident was a turning stone in the fight for voting rights and paved the way for the landmark for the Voting Rights of 1965.
Maxine Waters’ statement is as follows, “Though it’s important to remember the Selma Voting Rights Movement every year, given the recent erosion of voting rights and other hard-fought civil rights victories, this year’s events have an even greater significance. After the many gains following Bloody Sunday, there is still work to do and challenges to address.