PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN TO JOIN REV. AL SHARPTON, NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK FOR ANNUAL MLK DAY BREAKFAST IN WASHINGTON, D.C.—
Represents Commitment to Protect, Advance Civil Rights in the U.S.
New York, NY (January 13, 2023) – President Joe Biden will join Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network (NAN) on Monday at their Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Breakfast, where he will deliver the keynote address. The annual event will honor Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi, Arndrea Waters King and other national leaders who have kept Dr. King’s mission alive.
“In the last two years, President Biden has shown a relentless commitment to not only upholding but expanding civil rights in the United States,” said Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of NAN. “As we prepare for a pivotal year ahead, with the future of democracy at stake, the National Action Network is thrilled to welcome President Biden to our annual MLK Day Breakfast. I look forward to hearing how we work together in 2023 to ensure we continue Dr. King’s dream for a fairer America.”
In the last year alone, President Biden worked with Rev. Sharpton to host a summit against the dangerous rise in violent hate crimes, which have particularly targeted Black, Brown, Jewish and Asian Americans. In May 2022, President Biden followed through on a campaign promise when he signed a historic executive order that mandates stronger accountability for law enforcement.
NAN’s MLK Day 2023 will set the tone for the year, which marks exactly 60 years since Dr. King and other Civil Rights Leaders organized the pivotal March on Washington in August 1963. As the nation reckons with historic levels of violent hate crimes and threats to its democracy, NAN continues the decades-old fight for democracy, social justice, and civil rights.
Led by the NAN Washington Bureau, under Senior Vice President for Policy and Strategic Partnerships Ebonie Riley, the event will be co-chaired by Martin Luther King III and Tanya L. Lombard, Vice President, Global Public, and External Affairs, Head of Multicultural Strategic Initiatives at AT&T Services, Inc. In addition to Speaker Emerita Pelosi and Waters King, this year’s honorees include Minyon Moore and Ray Curry.
President Joseph Biden
Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of NAN
Martin Luther King, III, Chairman of the Board, Drum Major Institute
Ebonie Riley, Senior Vice President, Policy and Strategic Partnerships, National Action Network Washington Bureau
Tanya L. Lombard, Vice President, Global Public, and External Affairs, Head of Multicultural Strategic Initiatives at AT&T Services, Inc.
The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Speaker Emerita, U.S. House of Representatives (CA-11)
Arndrea Waters King, President, Drum Major Institute
Minyon Moore, Principal, Dewey Square Group
Ray Curry, President, United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW)
Monday, January 16th, 2023
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
*IF YOU PLAN ON COVERING THE POLICY FORUM, PLEASE RSVP TO [email protected] BY 3 P.M. SUNDAY*
About National Action Network (NAN)
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.
For more information go to www.nationalactionnetwork.net.