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CHICAGO MINISTERS TO VOICE CONCERNS ABOUT THE FEDS COMING INTO THE CITY WITHOUT SERIOUS MEETINGS WITH GRASSROOTS COMMUNITIY LEADERS & MINISTERS GIVEN CHICAGO’S RECENT RECORDS OF VIOLATING CIVIL RIGHTS & ABUSES INCLUDING REVIEW FOR A CONSENT DECREE

Jul 06, 2017

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Contact:

Rachel Noerdlinger, rnoerdlinger@mercuryllc.com

Ross Adair, radair@mercuryllc.com

Phone: 212-681-1380

 

 

CHICAGO MINISTERS TO VOICE CONCERN ABOUT FEDS COMING INTO CITY WITHOUT SERIOUS MEETINGS WITH GRASSROOTS COMMUNITY LEADERS & MINISTERS GIVEN CHICAGO’S RECENT RECORD OF CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATIONS & ABUSES INCLUDING REVIEW FOR A CONSENT DECREE 

                                                                                                                                                                                

Ministers Will Announce They Are Joining The Dream Busters March On August 28 from the King Memorial To The Department of Justice Because Attorney General Jeff Sessions is Counter to Dr. King’s Vision – “Dream” Speech Made on Same Day in 1963

 

 

WHO:

Rev. Al Sharpton, President and Founder of National Action Network; Rev. Ira Acree; Rev. Marshal Hatch; and other local clergy and activists

 

WHERE:

New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 4301 West Washington Blvd., Chicago, Illinois 60624

 

WHEN: 

Thursday, July 13, 2017 – 10:00 a.m.

 

 

New York, NY (July 6, 2017) — Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network officially announced the Ministers March for Justice from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial to the Department of Justice on Monday, August 28th 2017. One thousand ministers of all denominations will convene in Washington, D.C. to reaffirm their commitment to the social justice movement and stand in solidarity with the spirit and legacy of Dr. King. Clergy will hold the Trump Administration and Attorney General Jeff Sessions accountable in the wake of an increase in hate crimes, mass incarceration, and discrimination.

According to Rev. Al Sharpton, President and Founder of the National Action Network, “We are in grave times that call for vigilance and a mobilized effort to confront the administration around issues that are taking us backwards. Faith leaders will be summoned to reaffirm the call to their congregations that faith will drive the movement for justice in today’s times.”

On August 28th, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Fifty-four years ago, a clarion call for voting rights and economic justice was issued by Dr. King and today under the current administration many of the same issues are prevalent—voter disenfranchisement, economic disparity, discrimination, and the need for criminal justice reform.

In Chicago in 2016, Rev. Hatch delivered the eulogies of double police homicide victims Bettie Jones and Quintonio LeGrier at New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church. No charges were brought against the police officer.

For more information, please visit www.nationalactionnetwork.net.