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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Message of Persistence Matters

(January 15, 2017) “Wait.” “This is not your time.” “Not this way.” “Go home.” “Unwise.”

We are most fortunate for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s urgency in his mission of non-violent direct action, which disrupted the institutional bigotry and hate plaguing our country in the 1960s. Despite sentiments like those above uttered by onlookers - some likely well meaning and some not so well meaning - Dr. King remained resolved and committed to the mission of equality and his dream of universal prosperity.

Western Massachusetts has a particularly special relationship with, and a unique duty to protect, the dream of Dr. King. 

Springfield Attorney Tahirah Amatul-Wadud Launches Campaign for US House of Representatives

(Springfield, Mass., December 18, 2017) Tahirah Amatul-Wadud, an area attorney, will launch her campaign as a candidate for the US House of Representatives for Massachusetts’ First Congressional District. She will publicly announce her candidacy December 19, 2017, in a three stop launch tour throughout the district. The tour begins at McCusker’s Market in Shelburne Falls at 10:00 am, where she will meet with voters and share with them her progressive platform for change. Ms. Amatul-Wadud will then travel to Dottie’s Coffee Lounge in Pittsfield and meet with voters at 1:00pm to discuss her vision. Ms. Amatul-Wadud is no stranger to Pittsfield. In January of this year she spoke at the historic Four Freedoms For All march and rally where she offered a message of hope and a call for people to unite around common values.

Video: Tahirah on WRSI The River 93.9


(January 31, 2018) Watch as Tahirah Amatul-Wadud visits radio station WRSI The River 93.9 to talk about her candidacy and vision for the first congressional district. Listen to full interview here.

Video: Tahirah for Congress Launches in Springfield

(Dec 19, 2017) Tahirah Amatul-Wadud speaks to supporters in Springfield, MA as part of a three-city launch tour which also drew crowds in Pittsfield and Shelburne Falls earlier in the day. 

Video: Tahirah on Faith

Tahirah Amatul-Wadud talks about her beliefs, religiously diverse family, and love for cultivating connections in her community.

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