Friday, January 12, 2018

DNC Press: National Action Network Announces Slate of Events for MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY in New York, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C.

Joined by prominent civil rights leaders and elected officials, Rev. Al Sharpton and NAN will host events all over the country on Monday in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy of civil rights activism
Rev. Al Sharpton and National Action Network (NAN) will welcome prominent elected officials and civil rights leaders at events all over the country on Monday to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy. In Washington, DC one of the original 1968 sanitation strikers from Memphis AFSCME Local 1733 where Dr. King was killed will be honored. NAN chapters across the United States will recognize the holiday with civil rights events in Washington, D.C., New York City, Newark, N.J., Cleveland, Ohio, Charleston, S.C., Macon, Ga., and San Diego, Calif. The three events where Rev. Al Sharpton will be present are listed below.

Monday, January 15, 2018


Martin Luther King Day Civil Rights Breakfast
Mayflower Renaissance Hotel
1127 Connecticut Ave.
Washington, D.C. 20036
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

·         Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President, NAN
·         Tom Perez, Chair of the Democratic National Committee
·         Martin Luther King III, eldest son of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
·         Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers
·         Janaye Ingram, Director National Partnerships, Airbnb
·         Baxter Leach, 1968 Sanitation Striker, Memphis AFSCME Local 1733
·         Joe Madison, Civil Rights Activist and Radio Talk Show Host, SiriusXM Urban View

Martin Luther King Day Public Policy Forum
National Action Network House of Justice
106 W. 145th St.
New York, NY 10039
12:00 p.m.

·         Rev. Al Sharpton
·         Gov. Andrew Cuomo
·         Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
·         Sen. Chuck Schumer
·         Rep. Adriano Espaillat
·         Rep. Carolyn Maloney
·         Rep. Jerrold Nadler
·         Rep. Gregory Meeks
·         Rep. Yvette Clark
·         Rep. Hakeem Jeffries
·         New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman
·         New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli
·         New York Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins
·         New York Senator Jeff Klein
·         Mayor Bill de Blasio
·         New York City Public Advocate Letitia James
·         New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer
·         New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson
·         Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer
·         New York City’s Parking Production Assistants (PPAs), with support from the Communications Workers of America (CWA)
·         State and local elected officials and clergy

Martin Luther King Day Inaugural Newark Event
Metropolitan Baptist Church
149 Springfield Ave
Newark, NJ 07103
3:00 p.m.

·         Rev. Al Sharpton
·         Rev. Dr. David Jefferson, Chairman, NAN New Jersey
·         Ras Baraka, Mayor of Newark

·         Local elected officials and community leaders

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