Hickory – A Good Trouble Candlelight Vigil for Democracy will be held in Hickory this weekend, marking the one-year anniversary of the passing of Rep. John Lewis. The event in Hickory is part of more than 100 vigils happening around the country to celebrate Rep. Lewis’ extraordinary legacy and to call on Congress to pass critical legislation to protect the freedom to vote, end gerrymandering, and get money out of politics to help realize Rep. Lewis’ vision for a democracy that works for all of us.
To do this, activists are demanding that Congress pass a suite of democracy reform bills, including the For the People Act (S1), the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, and DC Statehood.
The Good Trouble Vigil for Democracy will be held on Saturday, July 17th, from 8 to 9pm. The Vigil will be held at 231 Government Ave. SW, Hickory, NC 28602.
This event is being hosted in partnership the Declaration for American Democracy, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and Transformative Justice Coalition as part of the Good Trouble Vigils for Democracy, a nationwide series of more than 100 vigils honoring the legacy of Rep. John Lewis and calling on Congress to realize his vision for democracy by passing the For the People Act, John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, and DC Statehood.