Speaker Boehner is out with a new video previewing this month’s Capitol ceremony honoring the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
In the video, he notes that this gathering follows on recent statue dedications of Rosa Parks and Frederick Douglass, “great Americans whose courage in the face of injustice inspired countless others,” including “the more than 250,000 people who gathered at the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963.”
Of course, “the March is one of those moments when people remember where they were,” Boehner says, “and how they heard the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. talk about a dream that brings us together and lets freedom ring.”
Boehner goes on to announce that this month’s event – which will bring together members of Congress and civil rights leaders – will be livestreamed. Just head to speaker.gov/live on Wednesday, July 31 at 3:00 p.m. ET, when the ceremony will get underway in National Statuary Hall.
Live streams are one way in which the people’s House has become more transparent than ever, and we’re pleased we can make this event easily accessible to people around the country. We’ll be posting more previews, so be sure to come back to the blog throughout the month.