Today, the families of Jacob Blake, Alvin Cole, George Floyd and Breonna Taylor announced that they will host a Get Out The Vote (GOTV) Rally at 1 PM on October 29th in Grant Park, at the corner of Jackson and Columbus Streets in Chicago, IL. The public is invited and welcome to attend this historic event which aims to unite a community in action. The wearing of masks and observance of social distancing at all times will be required.
“The shooting of my son is a tragedy in a long line of violent acts against my family and our people. We are not going to let that stop us,” said Jacob S. Blake Sr., father of Jacob Blake who was shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin earlier this year and is still in recovery.
“We will keep pushing beyond the election to hold our officials accountable for ending police violence and promoting health care, education and jobs. We have to start with voting,” said Blake.
The rally will feature speeches from Philonise Floyd, Jacob Blake Sr., Tamika Palmer, and Tracy Cole representing the four uniting families. Additional speakers will include Congressional Members Bobby Rush and Jan Schakowski, as well as the Rev. Jesse Jackson. Remote messages from supporting national voices will be played including will.i.am and Jennifer Hudson.
Key, an original livestream platform, is supporting by amplifying the effort to vote and driving donations directly to the families’ cause. To donate, visit https://mykeylive.co/
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