Thanks to Sen. Dwight Bullard for representing FL in Washington

dwight_mic.jpgSenator Dwight Bullard, a fierce Florida advocate for youth and social justice, will speak at this weekend's historic March on Washington, DC. "The March on Washington this year is a culmination of all our collective efforts as Americans coming together to reclaim the dream of prosperity and fairness," said Senator Bullard. "For those willing to work hard, study diligently, and rise to the occasion, shouldn't the award be more than staggering tuition, and a crushing debt? Shouldn't the American dream — the same dream Dr. King stood in this very city and defined — be available to those of few or moderate means as it is to those with so much?...That is the question that will define this generation."

Read the Senator's full statement after the break.

 

 

Office of Senator Dwight Bullard Press Release

August 20, 2013

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 Sean Nixon: Nixon.sean@flsenate.gov | (305) 815-8417  

SENATOR DWIGHT BULLARD TO SPEAK AT HISTORIC MARCH ON WASHINGTON

MIAMI— Senator Dwight Bullard (D-39) will be in Washington, DC this week to serve as a speaker during the 2013 March on Washington.

“The new struggle of our time is not only for jobs and justice, but education and economics,” Senator Bullard stated. “We have kids facing a $1 trillion dollar student loan debt, a lack of leadership in Washington, and the politics of the elite waging a war on our youth. The March on Washington this year is a culmination of all our collective efforts as Americans coming together to reclaim the dream of prosperity and fairness. It is not only an affirmation of how far we've all come, but a testament to the critical importance of vigilance. If we fail to maintain the watch, new obstacles to a better life for the next generation will grow. For those willing to work hard, study diligently, and rise to the occasion, shouldn't the award be more than staggering tuition, and a crushing debt? Shouldn't the American dream — the same dream Dr. King stood in this very city and defined — be available to those of few or moderate means as it is to those with so much? That is the question that stands before us. That is the question that will define this generation.”

Senator Bullard will be speaking at the Black Youth Vote! Multicultural Training and Organizing Conference, August 22-24 at the National Education Association in Washington, DC. Senator Bullard will be speaking on issues related to mobilizing political youth engagement, Stand Your Ground law, and social justice. The March on Washington Rally will take place at the  Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC beginning at 8 a.m. 

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