“The statues must come down, electoral college must come down,” said Jesse Jackson during Monday’s National Action Network’s (NAN) March in Washington, D.C.
The entire event broadly amounted to a de facto partisan Democrat political rally targeting African-Americans.
Jackson connected the “evil” Confederacy to the electoral college:
We stand against the relics of a war long since the Klan ended. The Confederate flag represents some evil, represents secession and slavery and sedition and segregation. The Confederate flag must come down. The statues must come down. Electoral college must come down. We want a one person, one vote democracy.
“[We] must choose public health over private wealth for the common people,” said Jackson.
Jackson framed Heather Heyer as a martyr for civil rights, linking her with James Earl Chaney, Andrew Goodman, Viola Gregg Liuzzo and Michael Henry Schwerner:
The blood of Heather Heyer, like the blood of Schwerner, Goodman, Chaney, Liuzzo and many others, shows the power of non-violence. The innocent blood of one woman shook the White House, made business leaders jump off of boards, shook the Congress across lines of party, and folks speaking around the world. There’s power in the blood.
“Jesus’ kingdom” is restricted to President Donald Trump, said Jackson, adding that America should “be a nation of many languages”:
Trump says you must be able to speak the language of English, qualified, and have a job skill. Jesus would not qualify to come in Trump’s country, he would not qualify to get into Jesus’ kingdom.
I was hungry, you fed me; naked, you clothed me; captured, you set me free.
Jackson joined various other featured speakers at the event in calling for increased voter registration in the absence of state-mandated voter registration.
NAN enjoys a federal tax-exemption via its 501(c)(4) status. Its logo uses red, black, and green colors associated with pan-African nationalism.
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