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Elected Officials to Join Sen. Hughes Honoring MLK’s Legacy Calling for Education Justice

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Elected officials to join Sen. Hughes for press event calling for education justice in Pa., honoring MLK’s legacy

PHILADEPHIA — April 2, 2021 – State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) will be joined by local and state elected officials at 4:30 p.m., Monday, April 5, at Martin Luther King High School, for a press event calling for justice in education funding in honor of the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Sen. Hughes and other speakers will call for widespread support of Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2021-22 budget for education spending, which calls for a critical state investment to provide more equitable funding for our public schools. The proposal fully funds the state’s fair funding formula and infuses additional dollars into the process so that no schools are harmed by moving to a fully funded formula.

Pennsylvania has one of the worst education funding gaps in the nation, an injustice Sen. Hughes and the speakers will address at Monday’s press event. The press event is planned a day after the anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination in Memphis and at MLK High School to focus on King’s legacy and quest for justice.

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” – The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  

WHEN: 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Martin Luther King High School
Streaming live to senatorhughes.com/live & facebook.com/incent.hughes.7

WHO: Senator Vincent Hughes
Mayor Jim Kenney
Senator Art Haywood
Councilmember City Bass
Dr. William R. Hite, School District of Philadelphia Superintendent
Joyce Wilkerson, School District of Philadelphia, Board of Education President
Reverend Robert Collier, President of the Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity
Reverend Alyn Waller, Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church
Other elected officials, education advocates, parents, teachers and students