Commitment to Action

In the final moments of the March on Washington, A. Philip Randolph invited those gathered to pledge their ongoing commitment to the movement. “I pledge that I will not relax until victory is won,” the marchers intoned. They affirmed their commitment by signing cards containing this pledge. This summer, the 50th anniversary of that historic event, the Allied Media Conference, Free Minds, Free People, and the International Democratic Education Conference honor this history by asking you to write on the cards provided the action(s) you commit to taking in the coming months. You can also post your statement to Twitter using the hashtags #fmfp2013 and #summermvmt. The commitments can be small steps or grand gestures, personal acts or collective efforts. We will forward the pledge cards from one conference to another, building a community people committed to action.