On April 4, 1968, at 6:01 p.m., Dr. Martin Luther King leaned over the balcony at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN to request that Ben Branch play “Precious Lord” at the evening rally. A shot rang out and our 20th century Moses would never speak again. The tragic assassination of the Dreamer killed the Dreamer but not the Dream.
Therefore, on Monday, April 4, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. at Dallas City Hall, please join us to continue Dr. King’s dream by supporting Dallas Sanitation Workers and their struggle for a living wage. Dallas is one of the richest cities in the world and shamefully pays sanitation workers minimum wage with no benefits. Dr. King lost his life fighting for the sanitation workers of Memphis, TN, 43 years ago. Forty-three (43) years later, Dallas sanitation workers are the only sanitation workers of a major city making minimum wage with no benefits.
I plead with you to please join us at 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 4, 2011 at Dallas City Hall to stand witness for justice and human decency. These are people that Jesus called the “least of these.” For more information, please contact Peter Johnson at 214-636-7267or 214-948-3893.
Yours Always in the Struggle,
Reverend Peter Johnson, Institute for Non-Violence