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On Anniversary of Death of Martin Luther King, Jr., Civil Rights Leaders Call on New Yorkers to Increase Participation in Elections

April 4, 2017 – New York, NY. The Drum Major Institute (DMI) – originally founded in 1961 by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Harry Wachtel to support the mission of the civil rights movement – today called for a year of concerted efforts to increase political engagement by all Americans, leading up to the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination on April 4, 2018. They called on New York – which has typically lagged in voter participation – to lead the way.

Click here to read the full press release.

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