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Congressman Jerry McNerney

Representing the 9th District of California

Rep. McNerney to Honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Service and Celebration

Jan 15, 2016
Press Release
Encourages People to Serve their Communities throughout the Year

Stockton, CA – Like many Americans across the country, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) will honor Martin Luther King, Jr.’s spirit and legacy of service by celebrating Dr. King’s holiday and lending a hand to help constituents in his district. The Congressman has made it a tradition to participate in events to highlight the importance of service.

“Service and volunteerism can cause transformative and lasting change in our communities and make a real difference in the lives of people, young and old. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. believed in the value and power of service and understood that even the simplest acts could bring people together to produce great results,” said Rep. McNerney. “We can all be of service to our community – whether by cleaning up a park, reading to children, assisting seniors, or volunteering at a shelter – and I encourage everyone to answer the call to serve.”

Rep. McNerney will participate in a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service event, in coordination with Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed, in Oakley, CA. Volunteers will be cleaning up the creek bed, picking up trash, planting and weeding, and all while learning about the local ecology. 

Monday January 18th at 10:00 a.m.

Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed MLK Day of Service

Creekside Park

3900 Creekside Way

Oakley, CA

Rep. McNerney encourages people to participate in a few hours of service in honor of Dr. King’s commitment to improving the lives of others.

The Corporation for National and Community Service is promoting service events for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. To find opportunities to serve on Monday, January 18th visit: https://www.nationalservice.gov/mlkday.

Rep. McNerney will continue his Day of Service events into the week by promoting early childhood literacy at the Cesar Chavez Central Library where he will read to preschoolers.

Thursday, January 21st at 10:30 a.m.

Cesar Chavez Central Library

605 North El Dorado Street

Stockton, CA

For people interested in service opportunities in their local community throughout the year, visit: www.volunteermatch.org/.

Congressman McNerney will also join his constituents for two Martin Luther King, Jr. celebrations in California’s 9th Congressional District:

Sunday, January 17th at 6:00 p.m.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium

525 North Center Street

Stockton, CA

Monday, January 18th at 1:00 p.m.

City of Antioch 8th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Deer Valley High School

4700 Lone Tree Way

Antioch, CA

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Rep. Jerry McNerney proudly serves the constituents of California’s 9th Congressional District that includes portions of San Joaquin, Contra Costa, and Sacramento Counties. For more information on Rep. McNerney’s work, follow him on Facebook and on Twitter @RepMcNerney.