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Box 9, Folder 23, Document 13

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Immediate Rel eas e (Tue sday, Jun e 18, 19 68 ) Mayor Joh n V. Linds ay and Ma yor Car l Stoke s of Cleveland have agreed to serve as c6-chai rmen of a mayo rs 1 commi tt e e in suppo r t of th e Poor People 's Solidari ty Day March in Wash in gton tomorr ow (Wed nesday , Jun e 19). Mayor Lindsay and Mayor Stokes released th e f o l lowing stateme nt fro m t heir offices today: "Tomorrow, June 1 9th, thousand s o f peop l e from acro ss this count ry will gathe r in Washington , D. C . to particip ate in th e Poor People's Sol id arity Day Mar ch. "They wi ll march , in peace , for the right of each c i ti zen to be dec e ntl y fed , clothed and housed . "They wi ll march , in peace , for th e ri gh t o f every citizen to work a full week and enjoy the fruits o f their l abor . "1'hey wi ll march, in peace , for the right of every citi ze n to live wi t hout fe a r and to be judged without p r ejudic8 . " Th ey will march, in pec1c2 , fo r the ho pes o f us all .... fo r that day when we will agai n be on e Nation . "We, the und ersigned Mayo r s , feel it only fitting and proper that we publ ic ly p rocla im our c ommitment to the goals of those who mar ch tomorrow. "Nowhere is the viol en c e, poverty and division agains t which th ey fight more deeply felt than in our great cit ies . In th is sense, ~h eir caus e is o ur s and we must su pport them. " Hugh J. Addonizio , ~ayor , Newark , N .J . ; Jo seph M. Al i oto, Mayor, San Francisco, Calif.; Ivan All en ,Jr . , Mayor, At lant a , Ga., Joseph M. Barr, Mayor , Pitts burgh , Pa. ; Thomas P. Byrne , Mayor , St. Paul, Min n. J prnme P. Cavanagh, Mayor, Detroi~ . Mi c h . ; A. J. Cervantes , May or, St. Lou i s, Mo. ; J ames N. Co rbet t, Jr., Tucson, Ariz. ; Thomas G. Currigan , Mayo r , Den ver , Colo.; Thomas D 1 Alesandro , Mayor , Balt imore , Md . Bruno Gi o r danoi Mayor, St amfo r d, Co nn .; Milton H. Grah am , Mayor , Phoe nix , Ariz. ; Richard G. Hatcher , Mayor , Gary , In d . ; John V . Linds ay , Mayor , New Yo r k , N.Y .; Henry W. Mai e r, Milwa uke e , Wisc. . . Arthu r Nafta lin, Mayor , Mirlneapolis , Min n. ; Fr a nk A. Sedi ta, Bu ffa lo, N.Y. ; Ca r l B. Stokes , May o r , Cl eve land, Oho ; Anton in a P . Ucc el lo, Mayor , Hartford, Conn. ; Wa lter E. Washington , Ma yor , Dist r ict of Columbia ; Ke vi n H. White , Mayor , Boston, Mass. ; Sam ue l W. Yo r y , Mayor , Los Angeles , Cali f.


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