For Immediate Release
Contact: Michael L. Peery
REVEREND JESSE L. JACKSON, SR. AND RAINBOW PUSH COALITION DEDICATE SATURDAY MORNING BROADCAST TO MEMORY of Hadiya Pendleton, 15-YEAR-OLD DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING COLLEGE PREP HIGH SCHOOL HONOR STUDENT AND MAJORETTE GUNNED DOWN AFTER SCHOOL,LESS THAN A MILE AWAY FROM PRESIDENT'S HOME
Chicago, IL (Thursday,January 31, 2013) —Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. and Rainbow PUSH Coalition dedicate the Saturday Morning Broadcast to the memory of Hadiya Pendletonof the latest gun violence victim, and offer prayer and condolences to the family and all families who have been victims of gun violence. Rev. Jackson and Rainbow PUSH Coalition continue the call for immediate reform on gun control and the ban on assault weapons. The founder and the organization demonstrate the criticalness of these reforms after yet another tragedy involving Hadiytah Pendleton, the 15-year-old Chicago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. College Prep high school honor student and majorette. The King College Prep student stopped at a nearby park less than a mile from President Obama’s home, to avoid the rain, when shot in the back several times, while trying to escape a gunman. The gunman is still at large.
Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. states “With each passing shot, the call for gun reform becomes more critical because of the stinging pain of past tragedies; we must work diligently to break this cycle of violence to prevent future tragedies”.
Please join Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. and Rainbow PUSH Coalition for a Rally and March in memory of Hadiyah Pendleton, the King College Prep Student and all victims of gun violence Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 10am, at Rainbow PUSH Headquarters, 930 East 50th Street, Chicago Il 60615asthey continue their immediate ban on assault weapons.
• What: Rally, March and Press Conference
• Who: Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr, Rainbow PUSH Coalition Staff, Ministers, Legislators, School Officials, Concerned Parents, Supporters
• When: Saturday, February 2, 2013
• Where: Rainbow Coalition Headquarters
• 930 East 50th Street
• Chicago, Il 60615
• March will be from Rainbow PUSH Headquarters to 4458 South Oakenwald Ave. Chicago IL. (One Block East of Lake Park Ave. 60653-PRESS CONFERENCE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING On Site, at Park, where victim was gunned down
• Time: 10:00am Broadcast,
• March, Immediately Following