RELATED: Read this piece on the Black Caucus Ferguson trip.
Press release from the office of Rep. Lacy Clay, who represents Ferguson, MO:
M E D I A A D V I S O R Y
Clay to Welcome Congressional Black Caucus to Ferguson to Commemorate Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Demand Transformative Change
Leading Members of Congress to Pursue Change via the Ballot Box, Federal Legislation, the Justice System and Local Law Enforcement
January 18, 2015
Wellspring United Methodist Church
33 S. Florissant Rd.
Florissant, MO 63135
MEDIA CONTACT: STEVEN ENGELHARDT (CLAY) (314) 504-4029
Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay (D) Missouri
Reverend Willis Johnson
Congressman G.K. Butterfield (D) North Carolina, Chairman – CBC
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D) California
Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (D) Ohio
Congressman Andre Carson (D) Indiana
Congressman Emanuel Cleaver (D) Missouri, former Chairman, CBC
Congressman James Clyburn (D) North Carolina, Assistant Democratic Leader
Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D) Ohio, immediate past-Chairwoman, CBC
Congresswoman Shelia Jackson-Lee (D) Texas
Congressman Donald Payne (D) New Jersey
Congressman Cedric Richmond (D) Louisiana
WHAT: LIVE MEDIA EVENT
SUNDAY, JANUARY 18, 2015 11a.m. CST
WHERE: Wellspring United Methodist Church
33 S. Florissant Rd. / Ferguson, MO 63135
WHEN: MEDIA LOAD IN AND SET-UP BEGINS AT
Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay (D) Missouri will welcome Congressional Black Caucus Chairman G.K. Butterfield and nine other CBC members from across the nation to Ferguson for a special church service honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as they express solidarity with the community and call for transformative changes via the power of the vote, new federal legislation, changes in the justice system and a new standard of transparency & accountability for local law enforcement.
The public is invited to join Congressman Clay and his distinguished colleagues as they pray for unity, strength, courage, healing and direct transformative action in Ferguson and across our nation. Your reporters, still photographers and camera crews are invited to attend.