Task Force and others join forces for “Reclaim the Dream” rally
The Task Force has a long history of fighting for LGBT equality and racial and economic justice for all. In the spirit of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, join us, the National Action Network (NAN), the Rev. Al Sharpton and the Leadership Conference to fight for: Jobs and opportunity, high quality education for every child, a fair immigration system and stronger rights for all workers.
Forty-seven years after the historic March on Washington, Reverend Al Sharpton, president of NAN and leaders from over 47 NAN chapters across the country, along with heads of progressive organizations, unions and clergy, will lead a mass rally and march in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Aug. 28, to Reclaim the Dream.
The rally will start at 11:00 a.m. at Dunbar High School, followed by a march to the King Memorial. Joining NAN and the Task Force will be a cross-section of organizations and principals including, but not limited to: United States Education Secretary Arne Duncan; Martin Luther King, III, president, Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Inc.; Ed Schultz, Television and radio show host; Tom Joyner, The Tom Joyner Morning Show & Reach Media; Marc Morial, President of the National Urban League; Benjamin Todd Jealous, President of NAACP; Melanie L. Campbell, President of National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and Convener of the Black Women’s Roundtable; representatives from Media Matters, and many other religious groups, labor unions, and organizations.
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