Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.’s Statement on passing of Queen Elizabeth II

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September 8, 2022

Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.’s Statement on passing of Queen Elizabeth II

Chicago, IL – We join the world in sending our condolences to the British Royal family and the people of Great Britain as they mourn the passing and celebrate the life of Queen Elizabeth II.

Queen Elizabeth was a frame of reference during her 70 years of unprecedented leadership as many of us do not know a world without her. She served during the tenure of countless world leaders and oversaw a reconstitution of the Commonwealth. She was a stabilizing force for Great Britain and accepted the changes and challenges the nation faced with dignity.

Queen Elizabeth was not just an historic symbol of strength to England, but also to the world. A wife and mother, she blazed new trails for women in global leadership, assuming authority at a time when women were relegated to subservience.

As we give homage to the Queen, we pray for King Charles III as he assumes the awesome responsibility and mantle as head of state.

God Bless the memory of Queen Elizabeth.

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.

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