Coincidentally, the Launchpad finale coincides with the first day of Faith and Politics Institute Weekend in Selma. The annual weekend brings hundreds of lawmakers from Washington, D.C. for a weekend of discussion and reflection about the civil rights movement. The weekend culminates with the historic walk from Montgomery to Selma across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
“The leadership and government in Selma have been great at accommodating all of us. Everyone is pulling together. The people in Selma are great! They are doing it all this weekend, and we appreciate all their hard work,” Spencer said.