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MEDIA CREDENTIALS FOR THE “WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED” JAN 14 MARCH—
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NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK (NAN), CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS, CLERGY & ACTIVISTS REVEAL ROUTE FOR MARCH & RALLY IN WASHINGTON D.C. ON SAT., JAN. 14 TO KICK OFF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. WEEKEND
In the days leading up to the inauguration of Donald J. Trump, a coalition of civil rights groups, activists, unions and clergy will rally outside the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington D.C. to warn President Trump and Congress that the fight for criminal justice, voting rights, affordable health care, improvements in education and other issues around equality and justice continues.
National Action Network (NAN), led by civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton, has announced the route for a rally and march on MLK weekend, just six days before the presidential inauguration, that will attract Americans from every state, race, religion and ethnicity. The 2017 march on Washington, evoking the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., will start at the National Sylvan Theater and lead to West Potomac Park via Independence Ave. SW and end with a rally across from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.
Participants will demand accountability not just from President-elect Trump but from Senate and Congress members who are charged with overseeing the Criminal Justice Reform Act, the Voting Rights Bill, Supreme Court nominations and other Trump political appointments. Our movement, #WeShallNotBeMoved, will send a clear message to those in power that the fight for equal rights and justice for all continues.
The four top concerns are: that police reform will continue and there won’t be mass incarceration for low-level, nonviolent crimes, that stop and frisk will not become a national policy, that the Affordable Care Act won’t be rolled back and that climate change will be effectively addressed.
“The 2017 march will bring all people together to insist on change and accountability,” said Rev. Sharpton. “Martin Luther King Jr.’s struggle for civil rights didn’t end with his death, it’s a fight we take on each day. The political players may change but our goals stay the same. Donald Trump and his administration need to hear our voice and our concerns.”
WHEN: Sat., Jan. 14
ROUTE: Assemble at 9 a.m. at the National Sylvan Theater, Independence Avenue Southwest & 15th St. N.W.
March begins at 11 a.m. and will travel along Independence Ave. SW to West Potomac Park at 1964 Independence Ave. SW
Rally at 12 p.m. in West Potomac Park, directly across from Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
About National Action Network
National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation with chapters throughout the entire United States. Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, nationality or gender.