OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) -- Congressman Brad Ashford and fellow Democrat James Clyburn gathered at the Preston Love Jazz Center in North Omaha on Saturday.
Clyburn shared his stories of struggle during the Civil Rights Movement to a packed house.
"James Clyburn represents all that's good about service,” Ashford said. “Civil disobedience, fighting for equal rights."
Clyburn talked about job creation and decreasing poverty nationwide, but what he stressed the most was the importance of voting in this year's election.
"It will make a signifigant difference if there is new leadership in the country," Asford said.
Both Ashford and Clyburn said the country needs to find its way back to the center politically.
"The election this year is going to be very very important, for people to wake up and see that the sign for us to intervene and make sure that this country doesn't go over the cliff," said Congressman James Clyburn.
In response to recent shootings of black men in both Louisiana and Minnesota by police and the tragedy in Dallas, Clyburn says this country still has a long way to go.
"We are from many walks of life, many nationalities, various persuasions, religiously and otherwise, but we are all in search of one nation, under God, indivisable, for liberty and justice for all," Clyburn said.