Thousands to rally on Independence Mall to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. by standing for a Better Philadelphia for ALL

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. King's dream of a just society that protected the rights of working families is under attack in the City of Brotherly Love.

With that in mind, thousands of union members, along with leaders of local and national unions, will be holding a rally on Independence Mall to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. by standing for a Better Philadelphia for all Philadelphians.

The Rally Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.'s commitment to a just society will feature the following speakers:                              

Reverend Al Sharpton
Lee Saunders, President, AFSCME
Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers
Arlene Holt Baker, Secretary-Treasurer, AFL-CIO
Pete Matthews, President, AFSCME, DC 33
Cathy Scott, President, AFSCME, DC 47
Bill Gault, President, IAFF Local 22
Jerry Jordan, President, PFT
Pat Eiding, President, Philadelphia AFL-CIO
Liz McElroy, Secretary-Treasurer, Philadelphia AFL-CIO
Jerry Mondesire, President, Pennsylvania/Philadelphia NAACP
Pastor Kevin Johnson, Pastor, Bright Hope Baptist Church

The rally will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2013. Program starts at 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

The location of the rally will be at Independence Mall along Market Street between 5th and 6th Streets.

All media are invited to attend.

SOURCE AFSCME District Councils 33 and 47




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