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This week, Democracy Now!'s team has been on the ground reporting live from COP23, the UN Climate Summit. From the industry panelists in their corporate suites to the activists protesting in the streets, Democracy Now! has been there, shining a spotlight on corporate and government abuses of power. Democracy Now! is different because we don't accept government or advertising dollars—we count on you, our global audience, to fund our work.Will you donate $3 today to support Democracy Now!'s vital reporting? If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, please do your part today.

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March on Washington

The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom took place in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 1963. Martin Luther King Jr., standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial, delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech advocating racial harmony during the march. The event was organized by a coalition of civil rights, labor, and religious organizations. The event is credited with pushing lawmakers to pass the Civil Rights Act (1964) and the Voting Rights Act (1965).

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