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Movement for the 94% Follow-up Meeting
February 16, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Join the Movement for the 94 Percent follow-up meeting to discuss next step. The meeting will take place on Saturday, February 16, at 11:00 am at First Bethel A.M.E. Church in Paterson. This is the same site where Dr. King spoke the above famous words over fifty years ago to build support for the Poor People’s Campaign.
From Rev. Charles Boyer:
“Five hundred of you joined us during a nor’easter to hold Governor Phil Murphy accountable to the 94 percent of Black voters who voted for him. We called on him to focus on three key racial justice issues: transforming the youth justice system, restoring the right to vote to people with criminal convictions, and eliminating the racial wealth gap.
As a direct result of our Movement for the 94 Percent, Governor Murphy created a youth justice task force, stated his support for rights restoration, and identified the racial wealth gap as a shameful disparity that New Jersey must remedy.
But this is only the beginning: As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., shared during his 1968 visit to Paterson, we must keep moving forward. In a year when all 80 General Assembly seats are up for election, we must ensure that all of our elected officials in New Jersey make social and racial justice top priorities. ”