National Action Network (NAN) Annual NY King Day Public Policy Forum To Be Addressed By Governor Andrew Cuomo, NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, A.G. Eric Schneiderman, NYC Comptroller Stringer, NYC City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-viverito And Other Elected Officials And Community Leaders—
For Immediate Release
January 13, 2016
Contact: Rachel Noerdlinger; Jonathan Weinstein
NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK (NAN) ANNUAL NY KING DAY PUBLIC POLICY FORUM TO BE ADDRESSED BY GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO, NYC MAYOR BILL de BLASIO, SENATOR KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND, A.G. ERIC SCHNEIDERMAN, NYC COMPTROLLER STRINGER, NYC CITY COUNCIL SPEAKER MELISSA MARK-VIVERITO AND OTHER ELECTED OFFICIALS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS
Speakers will outline what they are doing in the tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Immediately Following the Forum, Labor & Faith Leaders to Join Rev. Al Sharpton & NAN in a March from the “House of Justice” to the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Statue on Martin Luther King Blvd. Calling for a Statewide Minimum Wage
Rev Sharpton: “On the day we honor the legacy of Dr. King, it is essential to do things that embody the principles he preached and lived by – that is exactly why we are rallying and marching.”
Civil Rights Leader Rev. Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network; New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, NYC City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito; and other elected officials, labor and faith leaders.
NAN’s annual NAN Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Public Policy Forum.
This New York event immediately follows the NAN King Day Awards in Washington, DC, where the keynote speaker is the Attorney General of the United States, Loretta E. Lynch.
Immediately following the Forum, NAN, along with labor and faith leaders including members of 1199 SEIU, will march from the House of Justice to the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Statue on MLK Blvd. Dr. King’s last crusade before he was assassinated in Memphis, TN, was dealing with wages and the labor rights of union members and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. led fellow Congressmen in increasing the minimum wage during Dr. King’s era.
National Action Network Headquarters: “The House of Justice”
106 West 145th Street @ Malcolm X Blvd.
More details of the march will be released later this week
Monday, January 18th, 2016
1:00-3:00 p.m. Annual NAN King Day Public Policy Form at the House of Justice
Watch the livestream at www.nationalactionnetwork.net