Washington Community Council, National Council of Jewish Women, Back Solidarity Day

The Jewish Community Council of Greater Washington announced today that it had voted to endorse and support the Solidarity Day March next Wednesday in support of the Poor People’s Campaign, and had also reaffirmed the vote of its delegate assembly last March 28 endorsing the goals of the campaign. The council urged its member groups to mobilize participation in the march “in large numbers.”

A recently-organized militant Jewish youth group, Jews for Urban Justice, will not only participate in the march but is helping to gather and distribute food for the marchers and is arranging transportation for elderly poor, both Jewish and non-Jewish, who do not have the means of getting to the demonstration area.

(In New York, the National Council of Jewish Women said that an executive board meeting yesterday had approved the NCJW’s previous decision to support the march, and that several members of the national board were expected to participate. A number of local sections of the NCJW are expected to send contingents to Washington for the march.)

A number of Jewish organizations were expected to be represented here tomorrow at a meeting with Rev. Ralph D. Abernathy, president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, sponsors of the Poor People’s Campaign, at which final plans for the march will be considered.

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