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May 11 Baltimore Poor Peoples March 2013

by on May 3, 2013
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Reclaim Dr. King Jr’s Dream During This Historic Year

by on February 11, 2013

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RECLAIM DR. KING JR’S DREAM DURING THIS HISTORIC YEAR

2013 MARKS THE 50TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1963 JOBS & FREEDOM MARCH

and the 45th anniversary of the 1968 Poor Peoples Campaign

On the anniversary of the Poor Peoples Campaign ignite a fight for people’s rights

2013 POOR PEOPLES CAMPAIGN & MARCH FROM BALTIMORE TO WASHINGTON D.C.

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Beginning on Saturday, May 11th – the anniversary weekend of the Poor Peoples Campaign, we will hold a civil rights walk and March from Baltimore to Washington D.C. and arrive in Washington on Sunday, May 12, 2013.
We invite people from around the country to join us in Baltimore on May 11th.
There will be support vehicles to ensure that everyone can participate, regardless of physical ability.

We are Marching because…

POLICE BRUTALITY & MASS INCARCERATION ARE GROWING

Baltimore has become the capital of police killings! Since January, 2012, 16 people have been killed by the Baltimore City Police Department and not a single officer has been indicted. The epidemic of police terror and abuse are not confined to our city. The Malcolm X Grassroots Movement has documented that every 36 hours a Black person is killed by police agencies in this country. Police repression and racism go hand in hand with the mass incarceration of young people, mostly of color, who are locked away in prisons across this country.

We march to bring national attention to these issues and to demand community control of police and an end to mass incarceration. On May 11, 2013 we will link arms with the families of the victims of police killings to demand that the Justice Department charge killer police.

POVERTY IS DEEPENING AND THE PEOPLE NEED JOBS, NOT JAILS

One out of every four persons in Baltimore City lives below the poverty level. Growing poverty due to continuing depression level joblessness in every major city in this country and in many towns underscores the need to revive Dr. King’s fight to end poverty. Justice minded people everywhere must begin to prepare a united resistance to stop any and all austerity measures, whether it comes in the form of cuts to social security, Medicare, unemployment or food stamps.

We must renew Dr. King’s call for “Jobs or income now” and demand that the federal government: 1) bailout the people, not the banks; 2) provide a massive Works Projects Administration program to put the people back to work and 3) through Executive Order place a moratorium on home foreclosures.

WORKERS RIGHTS ARE UNDER ATTACK

If the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were alive he would be on the front line of stemming the tide of right wing attacks on workers and unions couched in the misleading language of “right to work.” Dr. King would have been leading sit-ins to win justice for low wage workers from Wal-Mart to McDonalds. His last days were spent fighting for sanitation workers rights – this battle is yet to be finished.

On May 11th we will be marching to defend workers’ rights from Detroit to Atlanta.

JUSTICE FOR ALL IS NEEDED

We will march to continue the ongoing struggle to stop racism, end attacks on immigrants, women and LGBTQ people.

We can no longer be divided from or consider a person as “illegal” simply because he or she has crossed a border; the fight for justice is far from over when someone can be profiled and murdered because they are Black, Latino/a, Native or Asian; it continues when women are still denied equal rights and LGBTQ people continue to suffer from violence and bigotry.

FUND EDUCATION, HEALTH CARE & HUMAN NEEDS, NOT WAR & OCCUPATION

Dr. King proclaimed very accurately that “every bomb that falls on Vietnam, is a bomb dropped on our inner cities.” The names of the targeted countries and occupations have changed. What hasn’t is the growing trillions spent on the Pentagon that drain the wealth of this country and that could instead fund healthcare for every uninsured person, provide education for youth, stop school closings and provide jobs for all. Not only does war still threaten the people of this world, but the refusal to deal with ever growing evidence of climate change, and the insatiable desire to put profits before people, threatens the entire planet. The only way to build Dr. King’s beloved community is to end war and put people’s needs before profits.

It is urgent that we reclaim Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy and begin a new revolution to ignite a people’s movement for not only civil rights but human rights.

The Occupy movement inspired many, but the 1968 Poor Peoples Campaign in Washington D.C. was, outside of other heroic examples in labor history, one of the first “occupations.” Let’s bring the movement together. Join the 2013 Poor Peoples Campaign March!

The campaign to reclaim Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy in this historic year to fight back against police terror, austerity measures, attacks on workers and student rights was voted and consented on at the December 15, 2012, National Peoples Power Assembly.

We in Baltimore invite everyone to join us – from Oakland to Atlanta, from Detroit to New York. Our problems are the same as your problems – let’s stand together. If you are interested in organizing your community, school, or union to be part of this effort call us at 410-500-2168 or 410-218-4835 or email BaltimorePeoplesAssembly@gmail.com. To sign on as an endorser of this effort please contact us by phone or email.

Initiated by: Baltimore Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Baltimore Peoples Power Assembly
2011 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218
phone 410-500-2168 or 410-218-4835
en español: 240-285-6519
www.PeoplesPowerAssemblies.org

 

Jan 30th Dinner and Discussion featuring OUR Walmart Workers

by on January 31, 2013

Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013

6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.

Dinner & Discussion featuring OUR Walmart Workers

at Sharp Hall, Govans Presbyterian Church

5828 York Rd. Baltimore MD 21212

(#8 bus, parking lot in rear)

These courageous workers risked everything on ‘Black Friday’ by staging nationwide picket lines, protests, and a strike to highlight how badly the multi-billion dollar Walmart Company was treating its workers. They will discuss what their fight is about.

*Are you sick and tired of low wages, inadequate health care, discrimination and no respect on the job? Then come to this important discussion. This meeting is crucial for you.

*Are you a student, community activist or union member, who believes justice for all workers is urgently needed? Then join us Wednesday and show your support for OUR Walmalt and get involved in a Baltimore wide effort ‘Justice 4 Low Wage Workers.’

Everyone welcome. Come after work or school; bring your family, fellow students or co-workers. Enjoy a home cooked spaghetti dinner and listen to some powerful and important messages. Sign up and get involved.

Sponsored by: Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Baltimore Peoples Power Assembly, 2011 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218 Contact us at 410-500-2168 or 410-218-4835 email us at Justice4LowWageWorkers@gmail.com a joint focus group of the SCLC and BPPA


 

 

Workers and Poor Peoples Rights Day

by on January 16, 2013

RECLAIM REV. DR. KING JR’S DREAM

MAKE DR. KING’S BIRTHDAY – WORKER’S & POOR PEOPLES RIGHTS DAY!

PICKET & RALLY AT THE SUPER WALMART STORE
360l Washington Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21227
Sat. January 19, 2013
12 Noon to 1 P.M.

Demand justice for low wage workers from Walmart to McDonalds.
Stand for workers rights from Michigan to Maryland!
Say NO to so-called “right to work” laws and YES to raising the minimum wage!
No to inadequate health care and lack of right’s on the job!

One out of every four persons in Baltimore City is reportedly living in poverty. Many of those who live in poverty actually work, but at jobs that pay next to nothing. In many cases these same workers are employed by multi-billion dollar greedy corporations like Wal-Mart and McDonalds.

Let’s stand together! If Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were alive today he would be walking the picket line.

HEAR: Representatives of the OUR Walmart campaign; low wage workers fighting to raise the minimum wage; and many others. Let’s let Walmart know that those in the community support the Walmart workers; that “an injury to one is an injury to all”.

Initiated by: Baltimore Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Baltimore Peoples Power Assembly
For more info: call 410-500-2168 or 410-218-4835

Join the Maryland Justice for Low Wage Workers! J4LWW a focus group of the Peoples Power Assembly


And on Wed. January 30th, 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M:

HEAR DIRECTLY FROM OUR WALMART WORKERS

Dinner and Discussion at Sharp Hall
Govan’s Presbyterian Church
5828 York Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21212
(on the #8 bus line, near the Senator Theater (parking lot in the rear)

Featuring Walmart workers, including OUR Walmart founder, Cindy Murray, who will explain why they are fighting for justice.

Sign up for a special community campaign “Justice for Low Wage Workers” a focus group of the Baltimore Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Baltimore Peoples Power Assembly.  This committee will begin a campaign to educate the community at large about OUR Walmart and justice for Walmart workers.

ALSO Sign on to a community, civil rights, religious, student activist LETTER TO WALMART

Justice for Low Wage Workers (a focus project of the Baltimore SCLC and the Peoples Power Assembly)
2011 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
410-500-2168 or 410-218-4835

Dear Super Walmart Manager,

We the undersigned, community, civil rights, student, and religious leaders, have picked this special weekend, the weekend commemorating Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, to call on you to provide justice for your workers.

Dr. King Jr. marched for justice for all!  He called for an end to poverty, and poverty wages.  He spoke out for worker’s rights on and off the job.  He was jailed for fighting against discrimination. 

Low wages, inadequate health care coverage, lack of right’s on the job including retaliation for speaking out, among many other things, are problems for all of us.

Surely, the multi-billion dollar Walmart corporation can do better!

We ask you to seriously take up the demands of OUR Walmart, your very own workers, and hear their voices.

“An injury to one, is an injury to all.”

Signed,
<your name/organization>

Let us know if you or your organization would like to sign on, deadline for press and other purposes is 8 A.M., Wednesday, January 16, 2013  call us at 410-500-2168 or 410-218-4835 or email back to this email or to sclcbaltocity@gmail.com or apcbaltimore@pipeline.com

 

Occupy Sandy! Far Rockaway

by on December 20, 2012

Occupy Sandy! Far Rockaway
Saturday December 15, 2012

Think about Far Rockaway
before you sleep tonight.

Children living in the mold
Now you know that ain’t right!

 

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