Several Greenville-area Obama campaign volunteers came together this past weekend to participate in the 7th annual MLK Dream Weekend at Falls Park in downtown Greenville. Friday evening’s Liberty Bridge Unity Walk and Prayer Vigil included prayers by local religious leaders and centered on messages of unity, community and peace.
Volunteers Susan C., Jeanne B., Helen N., Bobbie and Sammie H., and Sadie C. joined Angela P. and Shirley S. at the event in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his dreams for equality and peace around the world.
The events were hosted by MLK Dream Weekend and continue next weekend around the national day of remembrance.
“This brief program is designed to impact our community through a strong demonstration of unity as we focus our hearts and minds on the goals of MLK Dream Weekend and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,” the organization’s Nika White said.
Beginning Sunday January 15th, the Obama campaign will honor Dr. King's legacy and connect with supporters across the state to build neighborhood teams by holding a statewide day of faith outreach at places of worship. On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 16th, during many celebration events taking place in communities around South Carolina, the campaign’s neighborhood teams will be out recruiting new volunteers to join President Obama's team.
MLK Day will be a time of reflection and remembrance for the Obama team, as well as a time for action and solidarity. Next weekend’s events will kick off a week of action for the campaign leading up to the Republican presidential primary on January 21st and conclude with two organizational building events on GOP primary day.