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50TH Anniversary of Dr. King’s Assassination, March Planned

Posted online: 3/21/18

Frankfort, KY  –  Kentuckians are mobilizing for a historic march down Capital Avenue to the Kentucky State Capitol on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 – the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination.

The non-partisan March to Move objectives are:

  1. Reflect upon the impact that Dr. King’s life has had upon the Commonwealth and the nation;
  2. Amplify the voices of groups that have not been heard in recent legislative cycles on issues such as education, healthcare, pensions, labor, safe thriving communities and voting rights and
  3. Connect people to groups that are committed to democracy (ie. voting in the best interest of The People).

As the lead sponsor, the People’s Campaign has issued a rallying cry emphasizing the power and promise of the vote.  In its hashtag #VOTE4US, The People’s Campaign calls on the power of collective participation to move democracy forward.   As the state’s highest election official, Secretary of State Allison Lundergan Grimes has joined the MLK Memorial March as the lead co-sponsor.  

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, AFSCME Indiana-Kentucky, Bluegrass Activist Alliance, Indivisible Northern KY, Central KY Showing Up for Racial Justice, Consolidated Baptist Church (Lexington), First Christian Church (Bowling Green), Greater Louisville Central Labor Council, KY Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials, KY Council of Churches, Kentuckians For The Commonwealth, KY National Organization for Women, KY State AFL-CIO,  Little Flock Baptist Church (Louisville), Mt. Zion Baptist Church (Bowling Green), National Association for Black Veterans (Kentucky), Our Revolution Central KY, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Indiana & Kentucky, Operation Turnout, Quinn Chapel AME Church (Louisville), Pilgrim Baptist Church (Lexington), Save Our KY Schools, Shiloh Baptist Church (Lexington), Temple Adath Israel (Lexington), Together Frankfort and Wesley United Methodist Church (Lexington) have also signed on as co-sponsors. More organizations will be joining, as well.   

MLK MEMORIAL MARCH TO MOVE Logistics:

Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Line up Location & Time: 2nd and Capital Avenue @ 12:45PM

March Begin Time: 1:30PM

Program Begin Time: 2:15PM

For more information contact: Mr. Clark Williams at clark.peoplescampaign@gmail.com

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