Equal access to education, voter registration, jobs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Rev. Jackson, Rep. Pierre and Senator Fields to hold press conference calling for equal access to education, voter registration, jobs and resources to stem the violence.
Chicago, IL – Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., State Rep. Vincent J. Pierre (D-LA), , chairman of the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus, and Senator Cleo Fields (D-Louisiana) are holding an 11:30 a.m. press conference Thursday, May 19th, at the Louisiana State Capitol Building, 900 North 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, LA, Legislative Black Caucus Room B-172, to discuss voter registration, education, violence in the community and jobs.
“We stand together to fight for equal resources especially since despite spending the most per student, Louisiana consistently ranks at the bottom of the country in educating our children. We stand together to fight for equal access to the ballot box, to jobs and to equal education. We also stand united in fighting for the resources we need to stem the violence in our urban cities,” said Rev. Jackson.
Rainbow PUSH Coalition is a multi-racial, multi-issue, progressive, international organization that was formed in December 1996 by the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. through merging of two organizations he founded Operation PUSH People United to Serve Humanity (estab. 1971) and the Rainbow Coalition (estab. 1984). With headquarters in Chicago and offices in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, New York and Oakland, the organization works to make the American Dream a reality for all citizens while advocating for peace and justice around the world. RPC is dedicated to improving the lives of all people by serving as a voice for the voiceless. Its mission is to protect, defend and gain civil rights by leveling the economic and educational playing fields while promoting peace and justice around the world.