HAPPENING NOW: Tom Perez to Deliver Remarks and March in Memphis

MEMPHIS – Today, Wednesday, April 4, Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez will deliver remarks at a rally and march in Memphis, TN honoring the sacrifice of the 1968 sanitation strikers and the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination.  Along with thousands of I AM 2018 activists from across America, Perez will march in honor of the 1,300 workers who famously marched for better wages and working conditions.


It’s no accident that Dr. King’s last campaign was a labor struggle. He understood that the fight for equality has always been inextricably linked to economic opportunity. Tom and the DNC will continue to be a part of the fight to change the status quo by investing and organizing in communities across the country.


Common, along with more musicians, will kick off the rally at the AFSCME Local 1733. After the march’s conclusion at Mason Temple COGIC, Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Al Sharpton will deliver remarks followed by live musical performances.


Those who are unable to attend will be able to watch via livestream courtesy of the I AM 2018 Facebook page.



WHO:           DNC Chair Tom Perez

DNC Vice Chair Michael Blake

DNC Vice Chair Maria Elena Durazo

Sen. Bernie Sanders

Rep. Cedric Richmond

Rep. Barbara Lee

Rev. Al Sharpton

Rev. William J. Barber II

Rev. Jesse Jackson

Van Jones


Sheila E.


August Greene

Robert Glasper

Karriem Riggins


WHAT:         Perez to deliver remarks and participate in a march honoring the 1968 Memphis sanitation strike


WHEN:        Wednesday, April 4, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT

WHERE:     Rally point, AFSCME Local 1733, 485 Beale Street, Memphis, TN

March ending point, Mason Temple COGIC, 930 Mason Street, Memphis, TN