Yes We Will

NAACP President Ben Jealous delivered remarks at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington at the Lincoln Memorial, Saturday, August 24.  Read the remarks here.

When they say No You Can’t, we say Yes We Can!

 
When they say, No You Can’t pass a real racial profiling ban with teeth, we say Yes We Can! Because yes we did, two days ago in New York City.
 
When they say, No You Can’t pass the DREAM Act, No You Can’t pass marriage equality, No You Can’t abolish the death penalty, No You Can’t expand voting rights in any state south of the Mason-Dixon Line, we say Yes We Can! Because yes, we did, just five miles from here in Maryland last year.
 
When they say, No You Can’t restore the full force of the Voting Rights Act, No You Can’t raise the minimum wage, not with this Congress, we say, Yes We Can, because, yes, we have, again and again.
 
So let us claim some victories right now.
 
Let us say yes, we will pass Trayvon's law from coast to coast.
 
Let us say yes, we will protect the right to vote with all our might until we win the fight finally once and for all.
 
And let us say, yes, we will raise the minimum wage because you cannot survive on $7.25!
 
Yes, we will! Yes, we will! Yes, we will! God bless