Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable
August 20, 2013
For Immediate Release
Earl Ofari Hutchinson
When: Wednesday, August 21, 9:30 AM
Where: Front Entrance Main St. Los Angeles City Hall, LA 90012
Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable Challenges Los Angeles City Council to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington with a Freedom at 50 Day Resolution
Civil Rights leaders Will Make Presentation to City Council
Challenge 50 L.A. Employers to Hire Jobless Persons to Commemorate the Jobs and Freedom Goal of the 1963 March on Washington
Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable President Earl Ofari Hutchinson and others will call on the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday, August 21 to back the 50th anniversary commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington. He will also challenge the council to back the Roundtable’s call for 50 Los Angeles employers to take the “Freedom at 50 Jobs Pledge.” The pledge is to hire at least one minority employee to commemorate the 1963 March on Washington.
“Jobs and Freedom was the goal of the 1963 March,” says Hutchinson,” The council can send the message that Los Angeles is fully committed to the goals of the civil rights movement today. That’s especially important given the chronic crisis of minority unemployment, especially among young African-Americans, that goal is still just as compelling.”
Hutchinson and Los Angeles Policy Roundtable members at 10:00 AM will give a formal presentation to the Los Angeles City Council supporting passage of a resolution the Roundtable proposed that will officially designate Los Angeles on August 28, as “Freedom at Fifty Day” in honor of the 1963 March. The resolution will be introduced by Councilman Bernard Parks.