Rev. Al Sharpton and Major Labor Leaders To Hold A Press Conference This Wednesday in Washington, D.C. To Announce Details for a Mass March for Jobs & Justice on October 15th—
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IN LIGHT OF THE JOBS BILL & WITH EVEN PRESIDENT OBAMA CALLING FOR “A NEW SENSE OF URGENCY FOR PEOPLE TO MARCH,” REV. AL SHARPTON AND MAJOR LABOR LEADERS TO HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE THIS WEDNESDAY IN WASHINGTON, DC, TO ANNOUNCE DETAILS FOR A MASS MARCH FOR JOBS & JUSTICE ON OCTOBER 15
Reverend Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network
Richard Trumka, President of American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
Lee Saunders, Secretary-Treasurer of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
Rev. Dr. Franklyn Richardson, Chairman of the Conference of National Black Churches, Chairman of National Action Network
George Gresham, President of 1199 SEIU Healthcare Workers East
Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
National Press Club
529 14th St, NW, 13th Floor; Washington, DC 20045
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2011 – 10:00 a.m.
DETAILS ON THE OCTOBER 15TH MARCH ON WASHINGTON FOR JOBS AND JUSTICE
Event Name– National Action Network’s Rally and March- From the Emancipator (Abraham Lincoln) to the Liberator (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.)
Event Background– National Action Network’s October 15th march will call attention to key issues that have not been remedied in this country. As working Americans struggle to gain employment and livable wages, we continue to watch rampant foreclosures and fluctuating markets most heavily impacting those that are already suffering under tumultuous financial times. NAN, and its partners in labor, education, civil rights and clergy, call on every man, woman and child who understands the urgency of social justice on all levels to join them in Washington, D.C.
Event Highlights/Features- Speakers include Co-Hosts Rev. Al Sharpton and Tom Joyner, and co-chairs for the event include: Richard L. Trumka, President of American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), Lee Saunders, Secretary-Treasurer of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Dennis Van Roekel, President of National Education Association (NEA), Larry Cohen, President of Communications Workers of America (CWA), George Gresham, President of 1199 SEIU Healthcare Workers East, Marc Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League, Wade Henderson, President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (LCCHR)
Organization Background– National Action Network (NAN) is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the world and is on the forefront of social justice in the United States. Founded in New York City in 1991 by Rev. Al Sharpton and a group of activists, NAN is committed to the principles of non-violent demonstration and civil disobedience as a direct outgrowth of the movement that was built and led by the Rev. Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. NAN has 40 plus chapters throughout the US.
Event Location & Time– A rally preceding the march will begin at 11 a.m. at the National Sylvan Theater. Participants should enter the monument grounds at 15th Street Northwest. The march will begin immediately following the rally and conclude near the King Memorial site on Ohio Drive, SW.
Media Inquiries– For all media inquiries please contact Rachel Noerdlinger, President of Noerdlinger Media and Chief Consultant of Media and Public Relations at National Action Network at [email protected].
Event Logistics Inquires– For all event logistical inquires please contact Rev. Toon at 646-981-5972 or [email protected]