Gov. Quinn to attend Martin Luther King Day Faith in Action Assembly

After receiving thousands of postcards and hundreds of phone calls from Community Renewal Society member congregations,  Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn committed to attending the second annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Faith in Action Assembly on January 16, 2012.

At the assembly, hundreds of people of faith will gather to call on the Governor and members of the Illinois General Assembly to act for affordable housing, job opportunities for people with felony records, and education funding and a responsible state budget. Come join us!

What:             Community Renewal Society's Martin Luther King Jr Day
                       Faith in Action Assembly 

When:            Monday, January 16                          
                       9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Registration at 9:00)
Where:          Kingdom Baptist Church
                      301 North Central Avenue
                      Chicago, IL 60644

Who:             Governor Pat Quinn, leaders from the Illinois General Assembly,
                      and hundreds of people of faith just like you from across the state                      

Throughout his life, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. challenged the church and powers that be to stand for justice. Yet too often the day on which we remember him has been turned into a day of community service without addressing the issues of racial and economic injustice that Dr. King dedicated his life to combatting. To reclaim the spirit of Dr. King, Community Renewal Society holds a day of prayer, historical witness to Dr. King's legacy, and direct action for justice on the Martin Luther King Day.

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For more information contact: Alex Wiesendanger, (312) 673-3840,

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