Mayor Gray Speaks About Dr. King’s Fight for Rights, But What About Those of 10 Year Old Ariana-Leilani

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In his remarks on WTOP on August 11, 2013, Mayor Gray reminisced about when he was a college student at George Washington University, and how he participated in Dr. King’s March on Washington for civil rights.   He said:

I consider it to be the greatest speech ever because Dr. King successfully appealed to Americans of all backgrounds to live up to the promises on which our country was founded – that all human beings are created equal, and that we deserve equal rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Ariana-Leilani is a 10 year old German African American living in Ward 3, just blocks from Mayor Gray’s office on Pennsylvania Avenue.    We wish he would act on his stated beliefs and make a reality “equal rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” for Ariana-Leilani.   Assuring her rights is within his power;  Mayor Gray needs to walk the walk, not just talk the talk.

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s March on Washington, please sign Ariana-Leilani’s Petition:

GoPetition for ariana-leilani

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