Press Contact: Steve Mangione 914-403-4072 (cellular) 518-455-3395 (at this number Jan. 6th)
“The action of the Senate Democratic Majority in recent months – for example, addressing issues in a bipartisan way, creating green jobs, controlling spending and preserving important resources for education – has demonstrated our commitment to the state’s 19.5 million residents.
Join us as we gather in front of the Paradise Theater on Grand Concourse and Walk for Peace to prevent Gun and Youth Violence in unity to the First Union Baptist Church for a memorial service in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led by Rev. Dr. James E. Wilson, Jr., Senior Pastor.
9:00 am January 18, 2010 Paradise Theater, 2403 Grand Concourse 11:00 am January 18, 2010 First Union Baptist Church 2064 Grand Concourse
Please RSVP: Marzetta Harris, Senator Espada’s Office (718)220-5480
In tribute to the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., New York State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. was joined by clergy representing all religions, students of schools and members of athletic teams throughout the Bronx, and borough community leaders and residents in a massive “MLK March for Peace to End Gun and Youth Violence.” Before the parade, with pledge cards in hand, Sen. Espada asked the borough’s youth to sign on to an anti-gun/gang pledge to help end violence and hate/bias crimes among young people in the Bronx.
As a man who deeply loves and respects my wife of over 30 years and as a grandfather with ten grandchildren, I have worked hard to build a world free of violence, a world that respects women and protects our most vulnerable populations. I have fought hate crimes in my district, provided help to victims of violent crimes, sponsored last month's March for Peace Against Gun and Youth Violence, and proposed legislation to classify violence against women as hate crimes (S.2788).
Joined by 33rd District Residents, Families, Youth and Clergy, Espada Commemorates 47th Anniversary of Dr. King’s Historic March on Washington
Joined by community, clergy and youth groups from the 33rd District, State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. held a “march for peace and unity” on Sunday to commemorate the 47th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic March on Washington, where the late civil and human rights icon delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech.