Weather Update on MLK Day: Press Conference to Move to Union Station at Noon EST

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Due to inclement weather, times and locations for MLK Day mobilizations have shifted. On Monday, January 17 starting at noon EST, Martin Luther King III and his family will host a press conference at Union Station in the Columbus Club room. The speaker program will be announced today.

Due to COVID safety best practices, the program is only open to speakers and press; however, the public will be invited to join us in watching online at DeliverForVotingRights.com website. All attendees must show proof of one dose of vaccination at the door per D.C. requirements for public venues.

In the morning before the press conference, Martin Luther King III, Arndrea Waters King, Yolanda Renee King and representatives from partner organizations will join the D.C. MLK Holiday Committee for their D.C. Peace Walk: Change Happens with Good Hope and a Dream, rain or snow. The King family will not be formally speaking at the Peace Walk; however, media is invited to capture footage and photos of the family crossing the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge. These events will begin at 9am EST with more details below.

RSVP and Submit Request for Credentials Here by Saturday at Noon EST

PRESS CONFERENCE DETAILS: 

WHAT: The Deliver for Voting Rights campaign led by Martin Luther King III, Arndrea Waters King and over 150 groups will host a press conference on MLK Day to call for no celebration without legislation, and urge President Biden and the Senate to eliminate the filibuster for voting rights ahead of the expected Senate vote on Tuesday.

SPEAKERS: Martin Luther King III, Arndrea Waters King and Yolanda Renee King, along with elected officials and representatives from our partnerorganizations.

WHERE: Union Station in the Columbus Club Room at 50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002

WHEN: Monday, January 17, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

  • 10am — Press check-in

  • 12pm — Program start time

REQUIRED RSVP: All media must submit for credentials here to attend and access the press conference. Please keep in mind that your request is subject to review, and submitting this form does not guarantee access to the event. We will follow up to confirm riser space and other details. All RSVPs must be submitted by Saturday, January 15 at noon EST.

COVID REQUIREMENTS: We strongly encourage physical distancing, masking indoors in alignment with CDC guidelines and recommendations and masking outside. All attendees must show proof of one dose of vaccination at the door per D.C. requirements for public venues.

PEACE WALK PHOTO OPPORTUNITY DETAILS: 

WHAT: D.C. MLK Holiday Committee for their D.C. Peace Walk: Change Happens with Good Hope and a Dream, rain or snow. The King family will not be formally speaking at the Peace Walk; however, media is invited to capture footage and photos of the family crossing the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge.

SCHEDULE: 

  • 8:00am — Press welcome to arrive

    • Please bring your personal media credentials

  • 9:00am — Walk assembly and line up on Potomac Ave (between First St. SE and S Capitol St. SE)

  • 10am — March begins across Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge

For further Peace Walk details and direct inquiries for the organizing committee, visit: https://mlkholidaydc.org/

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