April 4: Defend Human Rights, Public Jobs and Public Services!
Posted by raleighfist on April 3, 2011
Gather at 11:30am
Silent Picket 12:00-12:15pm
Rally and speakers: 12:15-1:00pm
the Labor, Faith and Civil Rights Coalition in Defense of the Public Sector (UE 150, NC AFL-CIO, NC Hope, People’s Durham, BWFJ, SONG, Beloved Community, NC Justice Center, FLOC, Raleigh FIST, Progressive Dems, ASWL, and more!)
Dr. King was assassinated defending the rights of public sector (Sanitation) workers in Memphis on April 4, 1968! Our Struggle continues! Public Services are a Human Right! Collective Bargaining is a Human Right!
Take Action! Join Our Rally
Speakers include members of UE150, NAACP, Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC), Southernors on New Ground (SONG), People’s Durham and NC HEAT.
Or in your home town
1) organize your own rally or educational event, (many being planned already!) or,
2) wear a black ribbon armband to work!
AFL-CIO-sponsored actions now planned across North Carolina
“We Are One” events open to the public have been planned now in Asheville, Raleigh, Charlotte, and Greensboro. Click a link to be taken to that city’s event page to learn more and RSVP.
What: Solidarity Rally
When: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: Pack Square in Downtown Asheville, N Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801
Contact: Mark Case: 215-8883
What: Rally and Picket Line
When: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Rally will begin at 12 Noon so arrive early to get set up.
Where: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Bldg., 600 East 4th Street, Charlotte, NC
Contact: Debra Geter: 704-572-5793
What: 15-Minute Moment of Silence / Silent Protest
When: 12 Noon. Arrive early—11:30 to 11:45—to get your sign and to line up!
Where: Bicentennial Mall in Downtown Raleigh, (1 W. Jones St, between the museums)
Contact: NC State AFL-CIO: 919-833-6678
Note: This will be followed by coalition rally with speakers