Fight for 15 and Poor People's Campaign March

REv_Barber_Fight_for_15.jpgFifty years ago, Black sanitation workers in Memphis started a historic strike, marching with Martin Luther King to demand higher pay and fighting for a strong union.

Across the country, fast-food workers, sanitation workers from the original strike, and other underpaid workers are out in force to show that the fight continues. And that these workers won’t back down until they get the $15 and union rights they’ve been calling for.

This is the biggest wave of protests we’ve seen yet. Poor and disenfranchised people across the country are engaging in six weeks of direct action and nonviolent civil disobedience as part of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. Both movements are fighting for more people to be able to join a union, so we can un-rig America’s broken politics and lift people of all races out of poverty. I’m proud to be standing with them.

Now more than ever, working people need strong organizations to fight back and win back the good jobs and fair pay that powerful corporations have stripped away over the years.

We’ve seen what happens when billionaires and corporations have all the power over politics and the economy: Big corporations get massive tax breaks, skyrocketing profits and millions in CEO pay, but 64 million Americans get paid less than $15/hour.

That doesn’t happen by accident – it happens because big corporations continue to ensure that working people don’t have the power of a union to fight back—and elected officials side with corporations instead of workers fighting for better wages and union rights.

Unions give people the power to stand up to racist politicians who work hand in hand with corporations to keep people of color locked in poverty.

In the past few years, workers in Birmingham, St. Louis and Kansas City have won big raises by going on strike with the Fight for $15. But white politicians in these states passed laws that let corporations steal those raises away. If workers had a union, then elected officials couldn’t step in and help corporations take raises away.

Dr. King stood with striking workers 50 years ago because he knew workers needed unions to be treated with respect. Today the Fight for $15 and the Poor People’s Campaign are ready to do whatever it takes to win a union so that all Americans – not just the wealthy and powerful - can have a shot at a decent life. And elected officials should stand beside workers, not help billion-dollar corporations fight against them.

Join us in the streets!

WHEN
February 12, 2018 at 4:30pm - 6:30pm
WHERE
Edgerton Recreaction Center
41 Backus St
Rochester, NY 14608
United States
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CONTACT
Colin O'Malley · · 585-397-3534
66 RSVPS
Dorian Leander Earl Johnston John Dean Connor Jane Mayer Elizabeth Eli Estevez John Willie Lumpkin Miguel Vargas Fernando Muller Jaime Lynn Nick Clidas David Thomas Holton Carolyn Joelle Rachel Rosen Simpson Brian Michel Matthew DeMarree Paul Flansburg Amanda Flannery Tad Mack Erin Egloff Graham Jessica Danielle Fielding Barbara Moore Jay Lamuzindah Rebecca Russo Jack Chaffer Benjamin Harrigan Gabrielle Peck Alex Bruno Robin Peña Ashley WanderlustHeart Anne Saynders Samuel Jett Carol Gary Courtney Jackson Marybeth DelVecchio Callahan Angela Freeman Linda Pratt Katie Adamides Courtney Lynne Rogaski Jaclyn Richard Ryan Acuff Colin O'Malley Phil Mogavero Ray Ray Mitrano Jusst Trey Andrew Thomas Larry Knox Zakary Skinner

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Dorian Leander
Earl Johnston
John Dean
Connor Jane Mayer
Elizabeth Eli Estevez
John Willie Lumpkin
Miguel Vargas
Fernando Muller
Jaime Lynn
Nick Clidas
David Thomas Holton
Carolyn Joelle
Rachel Rosen Simpson
Brian Michel
Matthew DeMarree
Paul Flansburg
Amanda Flannery
Tad Mack
Erin Egloff
Graham Jessica
Danielle Fielding
Barbara Moore
Jay Lamuzindah
Rebecca Russo
Jack Chaffer
Benjamin Harrigan
Gabrielle Peck
Alex Bruno
Robin Peña
Ashley WanderlustHeart

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