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Press Conference On March Scheduled For King Assassination Anniversary


PO BOX 22505

NEWARK, NJ 07101

973 801-0001


MARCH 21, 2022



A press conference to announce a voting rights march to be held on the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr will be held on Monday, March 21, 2022, at 12 noon, at the Metropolitan Baptist Church, 149 Springfield Avenue in Newark, New Jersey.

Speakers at the press conference will include representatives from community, religious, labor, student, civil, and human rights groups.

Rev David Jefferson Sr, Esq, the Pastor of Metropolitan Baptist Church is expected to attend.

The MILLION PEOPLE’S MARCH FOR VOTING RIGHTS, EQUALITY, DEMOCRACY, AND PEACE will be held on Monday, April 4, 2022, 5:00 pm, starting at the Lincoln Statue, 12 Springfield Avenue in Newark, NJ.

The march is sponsored by the People’s Organization For Progress. The march has been endorsed by 105 organizations including: Local 108 Retail Wholesale Department Store Union UFCW AFL-CIO, New Jersey Black Issues Convention, Salvation and Social Justice, New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, NAACP - New Jersey State Conference, City of Newark, STEPS Solutions, Force The Issue, Food and Water Watch, South Jersey Chapter National Action Network, New Jersey Working Families Party, New Jersey Chapter Poor People’s Campaign, Our Revolution New Jersey, NAACP New Brunswick Area Chapter, Showing Up for Racial Justice - New Jersey (SURJ-NJ), Newark Branch NAACP, American Muslims For Palestine NJ, Palestine American Community Center, North Jersey Black Caucus For Social Justice, Action 21 New Jersey, Ironbound Community Corporation, Montclair Citizens For Equality And Fair Policing, Voter Choice New Jersey, Jewish Voice For Peace Northern NJ Chapter, New Jersey Chapter National Action Network, New Jersey Industrial Union Council, Our Revolution Ocean County, Piscataway Progressive Democratic Organization, Institute of the Black World 21st Century, The Newton County Georgia Chapter of National Action Network, Occupy Bergen County, Union Baptist Church of Montclair, Action Together New Jersey, Our Revolution Essex County, CWA Local 1037, CWA District 1, Our Revolution Monmouth County, National Awareness Alliance, Black Lives Matter New Jersey, Black Lives Matter Elizabeth, Black Lives Matter Paterson, Teaneck Peace & Justice Vigil, New Labor, African Diaspora For Justice, International Action Center, Essex Rising, SOMA Action Racial Justice Committee (SARJ), Veterans For Peace/Chapter 021 (Northern New Jersey), Frontiers International Plainfield Area Club, Justice and Unity Campaign, Melanintellect LLC, Trutopia Foundation, Coalition To Support Palestinian Liberation, Trenton Anti-Violence Coalition, NuFamily Inc., Northern NJ Democratic Socialists of America, Newark Communities for Accountable Policing (N-CAP), Resistance Movement Organization, Jews for Palestinian Right of Return, NJ Chapter Association of Black Psychologists, Latino Action Network, BlueWaveNJ, Irvington Branch NAACP 2085B, Bergen County Branch NAACP, Newark Secondary Parents Council, Camden Parents Union, Camden Students Union, Community Doulas of South Jersey, Unity Community Center of South Jersey, Camden We Choose, An Eye on Design, The Gregory Thomas Foundation, Newark Circle of Sisters, International Youth Organization (IYO), Association for the Study of Classical African Civilization - Newark Study Group Chapter (ASCAC), Leaders for Life, Progressive Democrats of New Jersey, The Phillip Pannell Foundation, The New Jersey Association of Black Educators, December 12thMovement, Oranges & Maplewood NAACP Branch, Committee To Eliminate Media Offensive To African People (CEMOTAP), International Concerned Family And Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal, Mobilization 4 Mumia, Campaign To Bring Mumia Home, New Community Corporation, Young Professionals For Justice, Interfaith Action Movement, Reconstructing Economics for African Love (REFAL), Encounters In Black Traditions, Anointed Pools, Inc., Al-Awda - NY/NJ Palestine Right To Return Coalition, Clean Water Action, Friends of Atalaya Armstrong, The Muslim Christian Coalition, Morris County Chapter-National Organization for Women (NOW), Saint James AME Church, Good Neighbor Baptist Church, Newark Interfaith Alliance, Jumpstart Community, Paradise Baptist Church, The Newark/North Jersey Committee of Clergy, Unitarian Universalist Church of Cherry Hill/Committee On Racial And Economic Equity, and Utility Workers Union Of America Local 601.

The march will end at the Martin Luther King Statue in front of the Essex County Martin Luther King Jr Justice Building, 495 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd in Newark.

April 4th is the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King.

“In the spirit of Dr. King we are marching for the protection and expansion of voting rights, racial and social equality, economic justice, the preservation and strengthening of democracy, and for peace at home and abroad,” stated Lawrence Hamm, Chairman, People’s Organization For Progress.

For more information please call (973) 801-0001.


Editor's note: Press release has been updated to reflect the sponsors.

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