WHEN: Monday – March 19 – 10:00 am News Conference
11 am -3pm Congressional Lobbying Campaign
WHERE: In front of Rayburn House Congressional Building on Capitol Hill
45 Independence Avenue SW – Washington, D.C.
CONTACT: Malik Zulu Shabazz, Esq. (Black Lawyers for Justice) email@example.com
firstname.lastname@example.org 202.549.4205 or 301.513.5445
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Black leaders and organizations are aggressively responding to calls from the GOP for Democrats and Congressional Black Caucus members to officially condemn, by a congressional resolution, Nation of Islam leader, Minister Louis Farrakhan, for alleged racist and anti-Semitic statements in his February 25, 2018, Convention speech. https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-resolution/772
Over 100 organizational leaders will go office-to-office to deal with the GOP representatives that are leading this campaign, in specific Congressman Todd Rokita. The lobbyist will visit members of the Congressional Black Caucus who are under pressure to condemn Minister Farrakhan though the Congressional Black Caucus has yet to muster enough strength to introduce a resolution condemning that he repeated, vile and foul bigoted and reckless comments by President Donald Trump.
The Monday, March 19, 2018, congressional lobbying mission is spearheaded by Black Lawyers for Justice, the 10,000 Black Men’s March organizers, National Action Network, the New Black Panther Party, Anacostia Citizens for Justice, Prince Georges County Peoples Coalition, Black Lives Matter and Black organizations from several states.
Black Lawyers for Justice National President Malik Zulu Shabazz says, “We cannot allow a politically hypocritical political situation to exist whereas an openly racist president, Donald Trump is given a free pass to spew racist venom and racist policies by a confederate based GOP; and then they have the gall to issue an official legislative condemnation of a private citizen and Black leader who is dearly beloved by the masses.” Mr. Shabazz has known Minister Louis Farrakhan for 30 years and has served on some of his key campaigns as an ally, supporter, and advisor.
The coalition will be lobbying key members of Congress-the GOP in particular-to condemn President Donald J. Trump and to leave Louis Farrakhan alone. Please do not try to stop us because we will not turn back. We will represent professionally and politically vigorously. –more-
This lobbying day is a prequel to the upcoming Saturday, April 21 “10,000 Black Men’s March Against Donald J. Trump.” The rally begins in SE Washington D.C. to the White House and the first major Black anti-Trump rally will take place. Dr. Cornel West will keynote the rally along with host Malik Zulu Shabazz, Esq. and Minister Hashim Nzinga leader of the New Black Panther Party and Black Lives Matter.
The National Black Men’s Convention and 10,000 Black Men’s March will take place in the nation’s capital from April 18-22 at the historic Shiloh Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. The 10,000 Black Men’s March Coalition is a nationwide coalition that is composed of 300 Black Organizations. –END-