DeSaulnier Passes Measure to Exonerate Port Chicago 50
On June 1, 2022, Park District Board President Colin Coffey and Board Director Beverly Lane hosted US Representative Mark DeSaulnier at the future site of the Thurgood Marshall Regional Park – Home of the Port Chicago 50 to discuss future plans for the Park District’s newest park. Efforts to advocate for funding and community support are ongoing as is work to bring justice to the 50 sailors wrongly convicted of mutiny.
On July 15, 2022, DeSaulnier announced that he successfully passed a measure in the House of Representatives to exonerate the Port Chicago 50.
Pictured below, L to R: Board President Coffey, US Rep. DeSaulnier, Board Director Lane, Pittsburg Vice Mayor Shanelle Scales-Preston.