For Immediate Release
July 2, 2018
Angela Allmond, Communications Director
Oklahoma Democratic Party
ODP on Civil Rights Act of 1964 Anniversary
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Democratic Party released the following statement on the anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act:
Fifty-four years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawing discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The civil rights legislation formed out of decades of segregation and discrimination for men, women, and children across our nation. Countless individuals and activists stood up against oppression, fighting for equal opportunity and the passing of equal rights, but those promised goals have yet to be fully achieved today.
“Fifty-four years later after the signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, marginalized people are still fighting for equal rights and opportunities guaranteed by the law. We have come far these past decades, but we still have a lot of work to do,” states ODP Affirmative Action Chair, Ali Canada.
Today it is important for all Americans to reflect and evaluate our progress as a nation and make a commitment to fighting inequality. We must continue the efforts to teach and educate about our nation’s civil rights history so that future generations no longer face social injustices.
For more information about the Oklahoma Democratic Party, visit the party website at okdemocrats.org, or call party headquarters at 405-427-3366.