Civil Rights Groups Rally For QB Kaepernick

Eric Scheiner | August 9, 2017
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Several civil rights groups have planned a rally in support of Colin Kaepernick.

Justice League New York, The People’s Consortium For Human and Civil Rights and the Empowerment Movement are among the groups organizing the event for the quarterback- despite not getting Kaepernick’s name spelled correctly on the first online promotional push.

Filmmaker Spike Lee tweeted his support for the quarterback using the original misspelled poster.

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"I did not organize and set up this protest," Lee said in a tweet. "However, I still support my brother and his stance on the injustices in the USA."

The groups organizing the event have since corrected the graphic on their social media pages.

Kaepernick received media attention last season for kneeling during the National Anthem at NFL games. The quarterback claimed the action was to bring attention to social injustices against minorities.

After being released by the San Francisco 49ers in March, Kaepernick has not been signed to a NFL team. So the civil rights groups are rallying to give Kaepernick “support.”

“Join The People's Consortium for Human and Civil Rights, Inc., Justice League NYC Tamika D Mallory Symone D. Sanders Rainbow PUSH Coalition Pastor Jamal Bryant Mark Thompson Frank Madison Reid III, faith based leaders and allies for a rally and nonviolent direct action to support Colin Kaepernick,” the United We Stand Facebook page says.

The rally is to be held outside the NFL headquarters on August 23rd.

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