REV. SHARPTON HOSTS NEW YORK CITY LEADERS TO COMMEMORATE HAKEEM JEFFRIES DAY AT HOUSE OF JUSTICE AS LONGTIME NAN ALLY AND INCOMING HOUSE DEMOCRATIC LEADER SET TO SPEAK AT RALLY—
Visit Comes Amid Historic Opening Weekend of Highly Acclaimed Loudmouth Documentary on Sharpton’s Life and Career
New York, NY (December 9, 2022) – Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of the National Action Network (NAN), will welcome leaders from across New York City to celebrate incoming House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries to the House of Justice in Harlem this Saturday, where the longtime ally of the organization will address the weekly rally. Hakeem Jeffries Day will also coincide with the opening weekend of Loudmouth, the highly acclaimed documentary on the life and battles of Rev. Sharpton.
“This is a historic moment and an enormous step for the Black community,” said Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of NAN. “I have seen Hakeem Jeffries grow over the last 25 years, and over that time I have seen his passion and dedication to the fight for racial justice. NAN is excited to declare this Saturday as Hakeem Jeffries Day to recognize this monumental occasion.”
Rep. Jeffries was unanimously elected as House Democratic Minority Leader, following Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to step down from her long-held position. The vote was a major milestone as Jeffries will become the first-ever Black party leader in Congressional history. Jeffries has been involved in with NAN since the late 1990s and has built a relationship of mutual trust and collaboration with the organization. Since his election to Congress in 2012, he has used his position to push for legislation to advance racial justice and socioeconomic equity, sponsoring numerous bills, particularly around police and criminal justice reform. In May 2021, he was one of several New York City officials who joined Rev. Sharpton at the House of Justice in kneeling for 9 minutes and 29 seconds to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd.
His appearance will come during the theatrical release of Loudmouth, which will appear in nearly 120 theaters in more than 50 cities. The feature-length documentary looks at key moments in Sharpton’s career and how he worked to expose the northern racism often present but rarely covered in cities like New York. For a full list of theaters, click here.
- Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, Incoming House Democratic Leader
- Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder of National Action Network
- Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado
- Rep. Charles Rangel
- Rep. Adriano Espaillat
- New York State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins
- New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams
- Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg
- Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson
- Queens Borough President Donovan Richards
- Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso
- Sen. Jamaal Bailey
- Sen. Cordell Cleare
- Sen. Kevin Parker
- Assemblymember Al Taylor
- Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte-Hermelyn
- Assemblymember Edward Gibbs
- Assemblymember Inez E. Dickens
Saturday, December 10, 2022
Media arrival: 9 a.m.
National Action Network – House of Justice
106 W. 145th Street at Malcolm X Blvd
Watch the livestream at www.nationalactionnetwork.net/
Listen in NYC on WLIB 1190 AM
Watch on Impact Television / View on NAN’s social media
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.