Friday, August 19, 2011

Restoring Freedoms Fest in Trenton

Martin Luther King Celebration Slated for Trenton
Restoring Freedoms seeking common ground

Trenton, NJ—Restoring Freedoms, a coming together of diverse groups seeking common ground and in celebration of Martin Luther Kings’ ‘I have a dream speech,’ is scheduled for August 28th in front of the New Jersey State House in Trenton. Speakers representing many different groups are scheduled to begin speaking at noon and visitors will be greeted by the Mayor of Trenton, Tony Mack, according to Lou Jasikoff organizer of the Restoring Freedoms event.

Jessie Epps, longtime civil rights and political activist, founder of the National Union of American families and New Jersey resident will be the keynote speaker as he relates his friendship with Martin Luther King, including being with MLK the day he died, as well as memories of his childhood growing up in the South during the 1950’s. Representatives from the Campaign for Liberty, Tea Party, Smart Girl Politics and other groups will also be speaking. Jasikoff emphasized, “this is not a political rally but rather a celebration of King’s words and how it relates to the troubles we find our country in today.”

Jasikoff continued: “We all want the same things in life regardless of political stripes; clean air, clean water, quality education for our children, affordable health care, safe and secure roofs over our heads, and the list goes on and on. Perhaps the answer lies in the words of Dr. King, ‘we need not do anything new, just live up to what God has given to us on paper.’ The blueprint is there for all of us to see, in the Declaration of Independence and Constitution. To me this is what is most poignant, the more people listen to these words, and understand these documents, the better we will all be.”

The event is free and open to all. We will be distributing free pocket constitutions to those attending as long as supplies last. Please visit us at Jasikoff concluded.

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