A march and gathering will be held October 27, 2018 as part of the Rally for the #94Percent movement, calling for New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy to be accountable to the 94 percent of Black voters who helped him win the state’s 2017 gubernatorial contest.
A coalition of organizations led by the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice will set off the event at 11am with a march beginning at Avon Avenue School at 219 Avon Avenue, Newark, with a rally to follow at noon in front of the Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, at 231-251 Seymour Avenue, also in Newark.
Event organizers state that the mission of the Rally for the #94Percent is to call on the governor to commit to three goals:
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Supporting and eventually signing S-2100/A-3456, legislation that would restore the right to vote to people with criminal convictions; and
Working toward closing the racial wealth gap by prioritizing wealth generation and home ownership in Black communities.
The rally will feature several speakers, including Mayor Ras Baraka.
Partnering with the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice in this event are: Rutgers Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Center; New Jersey Black Issues Convention; NAACP New Jersey State Conference; Salvation and Social Justice; New Jersey Association of Black Women Lawyers; and Fair Share Housing Center