Cong. John Lewis, Demetrius Nash

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Cong. John Lewis (D-GA) and anti-violence waker Demetrius Nash endorsed the upcoming “2017 Week of Non-Violence” at a press conference in Washington, D.C.

Lewis and Nash were joined by Cong. Robin Kelly (D-IL) and members of the MOms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.  at the Sept. 25 press conference on Capitol

“As Georgia’s Fifth Congressional Representative, I am pleased to send greetings as the Black Women for Positive Change celebrate their 5th Annual Week of Non-Violence, Justice and Opportunities,” Lewis wrote in a lettere. “I applaud your commitment to promoting non-violence and inclusion.” Sarah Dachos, Chair of the DC Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America said, “”All of our voices are critical to the movement to prevent gun violence. Moms Demand Action is proud to partner with Black Women for Positive Change, in support of their 5th Annual Week of Non-Violence,

Sarah Dachos, Chair of the DC Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America said, “I applaud your commitment to promoting non-violence and inclusion. All of our voices are critical to the movement to prevent gun violence. Moms Demand Action is proud to partner with Black Women for Positive Change, in support of their 5th Annual Week of Non-Violence, Justice and Opportunities.”

Nash left Chicago on August 4, 2017, and walked 670 miles to the White House to demonstrate opposition to violence. His second mission was to express support for the “Replace Guns with Hammers” initiative that provides opportunities for young people to learn vocational skills, as alternatives to violence. Upon arrival in Washington, D.C. on September 25, 2017, Nash met with Congressmen Lewis and  Robin Kelly, to promote his anti-violence message. T

The  “2017 Week of Non-Violence, Justice and Opportunities,” is sponsored by Black Women for Positive Change (BW4PC), and many others, including Moms Demand Action Against Gun Violence; National Black Nurses Association, Next Generation Action Network, and National Organization of Black Law Enforcement (NOBLE), partial listing).

In a joint statement BW4PC Co-Chairs Dr. Stephanie Myers and Delegate Daun S. Hester said, “We applaud Demitrius for his commitment to walk 600 miles against violence and we treasure the leadership Congressman Lewis has demonstrated all of his life. During the 2017 Week of Non-Violence, October 15-23, 2017, civic leaders are planning events in 21 cities around the USA, London, and South Africa and we hope citizens around the world will get involved and sign up at: www.2017weekofnon-violence.org.

There will be a Millennial-Led Unity Rally Against Violence and Harmony Jam, October 21st, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Washington, D.C. at a lot across from Thurgood Marshall Academy, on Martin Luther King Avenue, SE, WDC. For information about Rally contact Marcus Hughes, Week of Non-Violence Millennial Chair

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