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:
- Just Because the USA Treats Germany as “Third Class Partner,” 10 Year Old Ariana-Leilani Should Not Suffer (ariana-leilani.org)
- Tragic and Unnecessary…For Trayvon Martin, and for Ariana-Leilani (ariana-leilani.org)
- What The Death of Trayvon Martin Means (ariana-leilani.org)
- Obama Speaks Out On Human Rights: It is Time to Defend Ariana-Leilani’s Rights, too. (ariana-leilani.org)
- What would you do if 10 year old Ariana-Leilani were your child? (ariana-leilani.org)
- If Martin is President Obama 35 Years Ago, Then Ariana-Leiliani is Michele 40 years ago. (ariana-leilani.org)
- After Five years, Washington DC Government Has Done Nothing to Help Ariana-Leilani (ariana-leilani.org)
- Mayor Gray Matters