Tuesday, 14 July 2015 22:43

Stand Up / Free DC Mourns the Passing of Rick Malachi

Written by Anise Jenkins | FreeDC.org

Members of Stand Up! for Democracy in DC (Free DC) are in shock at the sudden passing of one of its youngest, but most committed founding members - DuJuan Ricardo (Rick) Malachi!  

A true believer in DC statehood, the rights of workers and racial pride, Rick went on to continue his long commitment to equality until his untimely death.

Never one interested in the spotlight, Rick earned his reputation as being a "True Believer" in social justice by his hard work, carrying the "blood stained banner" for equal civil and human rights.  He continued the fight for freedom in solidarity with those who were like minded.  Malachi was an organizer and political director for the Service Employees International Union.  He stood strong in the struggle to oppose the undemocratic Control Board and to save DC General Hospital.  Rick was also a plaintiff in the landmark DC democracy lawsuit, Adams v. Clinton (Bush).

Be it not seen as a cliche -  Rick was truly gone too soon!  We can best remember and honor him by continuing the fight for the People -  bravely and passionately so all will know that such a man as Rick will live on in our actions!

Free DC!  Statehood NOW!

Image Rick Malachi

(September 7, 1965 - June 27, 2015)

Unexpectedly departed this life on Saturday, June 27, 2015. Rick proudly served as the political director for SEIU (Service Employees International Union) Local 722. He was also a delegate to the Metro Washington Council AFL-CIO and the SEIU State Council #54. Rick was a champion of, and for, the underserved communities within the District of Columbia. He will be immensely missed. Job well done! Rest well, Rick. He is survived by his mother, Flossie Malachi; two sisters, Deborah Malachi and Billye Morrison; four nieces, Teresa Morrison, Stephanie Thomas, Alexis Morrison and Jill Morrison; and a host of other relatives and many friends. 

View Rick's Homegoing Program.
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