Read Councilmember Silverman's Ceremonial Resolution Remarks in Honor of Longtime Activist Jerry Clark
Posted by Elissa Silverman on July 14, 2016 at 11:15 AM
What a day to celebrate the life of Jerry N. Clark here at the Council of the District of Columbia, a government he worked so hard to persuade and influence in the pursuit of equality for all. The righteous pursuit of statehood for D.C. and the path to make it a reality is one of the centerpieces of today’s agenda, and that is a tribute to Jerry in itself.
Statehood was just one of the many human rights that others saw as lofty or unattainable, and Jerry saw as a necessity to truly fulfilling the American dream. He never relented in the pursuit of justice, and what I truly admire about Jerry is he did not do it in a haughty or arrogant way. He was an advocate and a gentleman, a leader who helped others find their voice and magnify it. He was a mensch, a person of integrity and honor.Read more