MARCHING FOR MLK!
FOR LIVING WAGES AND FOR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE!
On Friday, April 2nd, the People’s Organization For Progress will host its annual march to mark the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Participants will assemble at the Lincoln Monument at 4pm.
This year’s march will highlight the ongoing scourge of police brutality, the fighter for living wages and particular spotlights on Solidarity with Amazon Workers in Bessemer Alabama seeking unionization and the international campaign to free Mumia Abu Jamal and other aging prisoners in the face of the Covid19 Pandemic.
Among those joining P.O.P. for this action will be area members from the Retail Wholesale and Department Store Workers Union led by veteran labor leader Charles Hall and Jersey Youth For Mumia.
As this goes to press, the voting process for the Bessemer workers ends on March 29th.The Bessemer Amazon workers bold efforts have inspired Amazon workers in Denver, Portland, Baltimore and New Orleans to also pursue unionization.
For the organizers, the call for Solidarity with the Amazon workers, who are two thirds African American up against perhaps the wealthiest corporation in the world recalls the poignant memory of Dr. King going into Memphis to rally with Black Sanitation Workers to hauntingly face his own death.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis Tennessee. He was only 39 years old...
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