Democratic Presidential Candidate Larry Lessig Travels to Ferguson, MissouriVisiting “Ground Zero” of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement, to Listen and Support

For immediate release
August 28, 2015

St. Louis, Missouri – State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal has invited Larry Lessig, Democratic presidential candidate, to visit the St. Louis area to meet with citizens and community activists.

Lessig, who is exploring a run for President for the sole purpose of passing the Citizens Equality Act of 2017, will meet with local citizens to discuss the racial inequality impacting the area as well as many other parts of the country.

Prior to a listening session with local community advocates and racial justice advocates, Lessig and Sen Chappelle-Nadal will be holding a press conference at the Ferguson Police Department.

Monday, August 31 at 3:00pm CT
Ferguson Police Department
222 S Florissant Rd, Ferguson, MO 63135

“If America is going to be a world class representative democracy, no American can be treated as a second class citizen,” said Lessig. “Cities like St. Louis are ground zero for the triple evils of poverty, militarism, and racism that MLK cautioned against. The whole world is watching to see if America can live up to its promise of citizen equality.”

“We’re here to listen and learn so that our message addresses all Americans at all times,” said Lessig’s Press Secretary, Szelena Gray.  “It is clear that police violence, voter suppression and racial profiling mean that African Americans as well as other people of color are not living as  equal citizens in this country. That has to change.”

“It is time for America to live up to its promise.  It’s time to take action to deliver on that promise.” said Lessig, “But taking action begins with listening.”

MEDIA CONTACT:
Szelena Gray
[email protected]
Sofia Royce
[email protected]
(202) 789-7783

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