Clergy to March on the Department of Justice - August 28th, 2017


The Leaders Network and local clergy team led by Rev. Cy Fields, Rev. Ira Acree, and Rev. Marshall Hatch will be joining the National Action Network to demand the preservation of federal oversight over local law enforcement.  On August 28th, 2017 they will march among 1,000 other clergy in the Dream Busters March in Washington D.C. from the King Memorial to the Department of Justice because the current administration and Attorney General Jeff Sessions are opposing the vision and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  King's speech was delivered on the same day in 1963, and this march will take place in honor of his vision of social justice and racial equality, and to see it become a reality. Reinstitution of mandatory minimum sentencing and other 'rollbacks' would work against this vision and further set back justice and equality.

From the event organizers, National Action Network:

As a moral responsibility, religious leaders must speak out for the communities that they represent.
Monday, August 28th
Washington, DC
11AM – Gather @ MLK Memorial
11:30AM – Pre-program @ MLK Memorial
12:15PM – Begin marching from MLK Memorial to DOJ (1.7 miles)

For any questions please contact:
Rev. Nelson B. Rivers, III, VP, Religious Affairs
Trudy Grant, March Administrator
(646) 629-1684,
Rev. DeVes Toon, National Field Coordinator
(646) 981-5972,

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Dates: Sunday, 08/27/2017 to Monday, 08/28/2017
Courtyard by Marriott Washington, DC-Capitol Hill/Navy Yard 
RESERVATIONS PROCEDURES: each individual will be responsible for making their own reservation by contacting the hotel directly at 202-479-0027 and ask for Brittany in the reservations department to obtain the group rate, attendees must call prior to the cut-off date and identify themselves as being part of the Ministers March on Washington group block.
Check-in time is 4:00pm and check-out time is 11:00am
Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access is available in the guest rooms and public space
On-site overnight parking is available for a fee of $47.20/night (fee is tax inclusive)
CUT-OFF DATE: Reservations for attendees must be received on or before 08/14/2017 (“Cut-Off Date”). After that date, unreserved rooms will be put back to Hotel’s general inventory.
ROOM GUARANTEE/DEPOSIT: All rooms must be guaranteed at the time reservations are made. Acceptable forms of guarantee include: an acceptable credit card.


Interested in joining the Dream Busters March in D.C on August 28th with us? We hope to fill a bus and roadtrip with many who wish to march for this cause. Please indicate your interest via the form below, and we will inform you of how you can join us.

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