D. Alexander Bullock and Rainbow PUSH Michigan Urge the Nation to Join the Crusade for America


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(DETROIT) – As violence continues to take the lives of many across the nation D. Alexander Bullock and Rainbow PUSH Michigan remind citizens to meet in Detroit this August 25th for the Crusade for America Parent and Youth March. The concern for public safety is growing at a rapacious rate.

In the last week 7-year-old Heaven Sutton was killed by a stray bullet in Chicago while selling lemonade and 19-year-old Anthony Whaley was ambushed after pumping gas at a local Detroit gas station.

“The loss of human life is a tragedy. Many victims of violence fade away into oblivion because they are young, poor and minority. We must stand with the Trayvon Martin in all of our communities. We seek to intentionally change the culture of violence and create a urban peace movement. Arms are not the answer. We need to revive the ban on assault weapons, implement tighter penalties on straw purchase sellers and resurrect the war on poverty and unemployment in this country,” said D. Alexander Bullock

In the first six months of 2012 more than 250 murders have been reported in Chicago. The Crusade for America Parent and Youth March will take place Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 at noon. The march will start at McGregor Library in Highland Park, Mich. and will end just north of Eight Mile Rd. in Ferndale, Mich.

This national march will focus on emergency reinvestment, economic recovery in urban America, the expansion of employment, educational opportunities for youth and returning citizens, the protection of our voting rights, reviving the ban on assault weapons, zero tolerance school expulsion and truancy policies, and the racial divide in America.

The march will feature peace and justice workshops, music, art, direct action trainings and a job fair. Much more than a march, Crusade for America is a movement!

For more information please visit http://crusadeforamerica.tumblr.com.
PARTNERS IN THE CRUSADE
Southeast Michigan Jobs with Justice
The Michigan Citizen
Greenation
SVMixMedia
Greater St. Matthew Baptist Chuch
Mason Radio
My Brothers Keeper Inc.
Highland Park NAACP
SCREAM Youth Empowerment Ministries
The Moon Ministry
Bethel Temple Baptist Church
PaleoRadio
WDRJ AM 1440
Black Women’s Democratic Caucus of Muskegon, Mich
Voices Not Heard
TBANN
First Shift with Tony Trupiano
Global Grind
To schedule an interview with D. Alexander Bullock please call the contact listed.

Contact: DaVonne Darby
Rainbow PUSH MI is an affiliate of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition a multi-racial, multi-issue, progressive, international membership organization fighting for social change. Our mission is to protect, defend, and gain civil rights by leveling the economic and educational playing fields, and to promote peace and justice around the world.
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