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"The Struggle Continues"
L-R: Emily Kennedy (Local 318) and her daughters April and Ashley.
Council 4 members and retirees joined forces with thousands from the labor, civil rights and faith communities Oct. 15 for the March and Rally for Jobs and Justice on the National Mall in our nation’s capital.
Dr. King was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn., in 1968 while supporting 1,300 striking sanitation workers represented by AFSCME Local 1733. Shortly after Dr. King’s death, the workers won their battle.
“I enjoyed the rally because these are things you only usually get to see on t.v. and to be there and be a part of it was amazing," 15-year-old Ashley Kennedy said. "But I also liked seeing the monuments in person because these are things that most people only see in text books.”
Added 12-year old April Kennedy, “I just liked seeing everyone wearing group [AFSCME-Dr. King] shirts and knowing that everyone wanted the same thing, like we were all a team, was neat. And seeing the MLK monument was so cool.”
Dr. King's legacy still towers above us and inspires us.
“I am so grateful to have had this opportunity to share something like this with my kids," Emily Kennedy finished. "It’s so important for them to have experiences in life like this and I thank everyone very deeply [at Council 4] who made it happen."
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