For Release: January 15, 22004
Contact: David Almasi at (202) 507-6398 x106
Black Conservatives to Repudiate Jesse Jackson's Activities at MLK Day Rally Event to Take Place in Los Angeles on January 19
Project 21 members are organizing and taking part in a "National Day of Repudiation of Jesse Jackson" that will be highlighted with a rally outside of Jackson's Los Angeles offices (1968 West Adams Boulevard) on Monday, January 19 from 10am until noon (Pacific time).
This annual repudiation of Jackson's activities and his right to be considered a reliable representative of the thoughts and aspirations of black Americans, now in its fifth year, is timed to coincide with the federal observance of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Brotherhood Order of a New Destiny (BOND), which was founded and is led by Project 21 member Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson, organizes the event. The stated goal of the "National Day of Repudiation of Jesse Jackson" is "to show the contrast between MLK's dream and Jesse Jackson's nightmare." Among the cited criticisms of Jackson are his comments against the Bush Administration's war on terrorism, his corporate shakedowns that benefit his own political groups and his past adulterous affair that resulted in the birth of a child out of wedlock.
Project 21 member Mychal Massie is a featured speaker at the rally. In his prepared remarks, Massie says: "When you look at the spiritual landscape of America, what has 'The Reverend Jackson' done to further the kingdom of God? What has he done to lead people, starting with his own children, into the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ? Under what circumstances could a young minister turn to Jesse Jackson for advice? Or should I rather ask, 'Why would a young minister turn to Reverend Jackson for advice?'"
Project 21 has been a leading voice of the African-American community since 1992. For more information, contact David Almasi at (202) 507-6398 x106 or Project21@nationalcenter.org, or visit Project 21's website at http://www.project21.org/P21Index.html.
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