The Church of God in Christ and American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees launched “I AM 2018” on April 2 in Memphis TN. (credit: cogic.org)
Presiding Bishop Charles Blake unveils campaign in Memphis during 50th anniversary of MLK assassination
Faith leaders, community activists, labor heads and prominent entertainers united with Church of God in Christ (COGIC) Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr., to launch the I AM 2018 Movement on April 2-4, in Memphis, Tennessee.
Blake, who is also pastor of West Angeles COGIC in Los Angeles, joined with the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) to organize the national effort to commemorate the 1968 “Mountaintop” speech by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., acknowledge the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination, and kick-off an aggressive voter mobilization program for 2018 elections and beyond.
“I AM 2018 isn’t just a reflection on the past; it’s a call to action for the future. An urgent call to fight poverty and prejudice, advance the freedom of all working people and communities of color,” Blake told the Sentinel.
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