By Kristen Johanson
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It’s been 47 years since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. Saturday, hundreds gathered to remember his fight, and called for economic change in the Philadelphia area.READ MORE: Pennsylvania US Senate Race Between Republicans Mehmet Oz, Dave McCormick Too Close To Call
Leaders from the interfaith community group known as POWER, honored their respective Jewish and Christian holy holidays with a rally and march for economic equality.
“We’re gathering today to demand 15-dollars an hour minimum wage,” said Executive Director Bishop Dwayne Royster, “a right for workers to unionize and also full employment for all the citizens of Philadelphia that have the desire to work.READ MORE: John Fetterman Wins Democratic Pennsylvania Primary For Senate, AP Projects
Rabbi Julie Greenberg, who is also involved with POWER, said this march represents the meaning of Passover.
“I think it is so important to be in synagogue and to be enacting our Seders and also to be standing with liberation movements because that’s the spirit of this holy day.”MORE NEWS: Phillies Return Home After Road Trip With 3-0 Loss To Padres
Union representatives, student groups, and community activists also attended the event.