Bring the Million Father March 2008 to Your City!
Illinois Congressman Danny K. Davis and men supporting the Million Father March welcome students back to Williams School on the first day.
In 2008, men across America will lead their children, their families, their communities and their country back to school. Education in America has become an issue of national security. When American schools do not do well, the American economy does not do well. The whole country must recommit itself to educating all our children.
We are asking all Americans to make the first day a school a national holiday. Fathers, mothers, uncles, aunts, grandparents, other relatives and friends of all ethnicities and faith backgrounds should be at a school on the first day to encourage children to get a good education.
Education in the Black community has become more important than a matter of national security. It is a matter of our survival as a viable people. Black Americans should make the first day of school this year a day of absence from jobs, social, recreational and other events that are not directly related to educating children, educating families and rebuilding our communities. All Black Americans should be at an elementary, high school or college on the first day encouraging Black children, and other children, to do well in school.
Last year aproximately 400,000 men in 238 cities participated in the Million Father March 2007. This year we expect about 600,000 men in 300 cities to participate. Will you consider coordinating the Million Father March 2008 in your city? We will supply you with everything you need for a successful March.
Please call 773.285.9600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know that you will help us manage the Million Father March in your city. Please provide your name, email address and city for our national directory. We will share your contact information and your leadership role with people in your area who might wish to support or participate in the Million Father March 2008. We look forward to working with you on behalf of fathers, their children and families in America!
35 cities have signed-up to date including:
Beverly Hills, California
Bronx, New York
Brooklyn, New York
Charlotte, North Carolina
Des Moines, Iowa
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Inland Empire, California
Little Rock, Arkansas
Los Angeles, California
Oak Park, Illinois
Panama City, Florida
Prince Georges's County, Maryland
Rochester, New York
Sere Kunda, The Gambia
St. Petersburg, Florida
Tampa Bay, Florida
Please join the Million Father March 2008 and pass this email to others who might be interested.
Phillip Jackson, Executive Director, The Black Star Project
James Parker, National General Manager, Million Father March
Stuart Scott, Program Manager, Million Father March
Call 773.285.9600 or email email@example.com