PEF joined a coalition of labor, faith, community and civic-reform groups on the steps of the state Capitol Thursday, August 28, in a “Moral March to the Polls,” that commemorated the great civil rights march in Washington on August 28, 1963, when the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his historic, “I Have a Dream” speech.
PEF President Susan M. Kent called on New Yorkers to “Vote your dreams, not your fears!”
That is the message, Kent said, that needs to echo throughout the state and the nation to inspire all people of good will to go to the polls and vote for “change that starts at the top. No one should live in fear and no one should work in fear.”
Kent and other speakers called on New Yorkers to go to the polls and demand justice, fairness and government leaders who put people before profits.
The Albany event was one of 12 held in state capitals throughout the U.S. as part of a national movement for government that promotes the well being of every citizen and protects and serves the most vulnerable, rather than the interests of the wealthy.