Letter: March, rally succeeded with help from many
A huge thank you to all who participated in the Four Freedoms March and Rally on Saturday. On a very cold January day, around 2,000 people (as reported by many) came out in support of our Four Freedoms - our basic American values - and against hatred, bigotry and prejudice.
We truly hope it was inspiring and energizing. The struggles ahead to preserve and protect those rights may well be many.
Also deserving a big thank you are Pittsfield's Mayor Linda Tyer; the Pittsfield police, especially Police Chief Mike Wynn and Captain John Mullin; the downtown merchants who withstood the closure of the north lanes on North Street during the march; the host churches, St. Joseph's and First Church of Christ; the over 175 coalition partners: community organizations, businesses, and elected officials; and the many individuals who spent many long hours to make the entire march and rally possible.
If you wish to join the coalition, please go to our website: 4freedomscoalition.org; or do any of the following: send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org; or text 4freedoms to 66866, or go to Facebook @fourfreedomscoalition.
Sherwood Guernsey writes on behalf of the lead partners: Berkshire County Branch of the NAACP, Berkshire Central Labor Council, and Berkshire Brigades.
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