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Washington Jewish Council to Support Rev. King’s ‘poor People’s Campaign’

March 19, 1968
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The Jewish Community Council of Greater Washington, voted approval of Rev. Martin Luther King’s “poor people’s campaign,” to take place here in April, it was learned today. The action came simultaneously with a similar stand by the Council of Churches and growing community efforts to aid the demonstration as a peaceful campaign to improve the plight of the nation’s poor.

Isaac Franck, executive vice-president of the Jewish Community Council, said the group would urge its 140 member synagogues, institutions and organizations to “give every kind of logistic help” to the visiting demonstrators. The Council, headed by Louis C. Grossberg, unanimously endorsed a statement of support for the Martin Luther King drive that was issued earlier by the Washington Interreligious Committee on Race Relations.

Detailed discussion has been held by Jewish leaders on how affiliates may help the demonstrators and create a climate in which the demonstration will take place peacefully and constructively.

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