Sunday, January 15, 2012

TODAY @ 6 PM - AFL-CIO Rally in Annapolis w/ Rep. Donna Edwards, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown & Del. Heather Mizeur

Maryland Juice recently received the following media advisory:

Hundreds to Rally in Annapolis to Honor Dr. King,
Call for Jobs, Justice and Equality

At MLK Day Rally, Progressive Leaders Will Rally Supporters to 
Honor Dr. King’s Legacy with Action and Continue His Struggle

What: Annapolis rally to honor Dr. King and call for bold action
MLK Day Monday, January 16, 2012; 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: Lawyers’ Mall, Annapolis, MD
Who: A host of civil rights, faith, labor, and elected leaders including:
  • Congresswoman Donna Edwards
  • Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown
  • Fred Mason, President, Maryland State and District of Columbia AFL-CIO
  • George Gresham, President, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East
  • Roger Lash, Business Manager, IBEW Local 24
  • Rev. C. D. Witherspoon, President, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Baltimore 
  • Delegate Heather Mizeur, Maryland House of Delegates
  • Sue Esty, AFSCME Maryland, Save our State Coalition

ANNAPOLIS — The 300,000-member Maryland and District of Columbia AFL-CIO along with faith and civil rights organizations will hold a major rally of supporters on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to honor Dr. King’s legacy and call for bold action to realize the civil rights leader’s vision.

The rally will mobilize members behind an ambitious agenda put forward for the coming year by labor and progressive groups – an agenda built around the principles and vision of Dr. King. This includes creating and preserving good jobs and investing in our shared future; defending voting rights as a pillar of our democracy; and promoting policies based on Dr. King’s belief in the dignity and inherent value of every human being.

“In this year’s general assembly, on this year’s ballot in Maryland, across the country and in Washington, DC, we are committed to advancing the work that Dr. King and other civil rights leaders began so many decades ago,” explains Fred Mason, president of the Maryland/DC AFL-CIO. “We can think of no better way to honor this great man and all of the men and women in our nation’s history who fought for working families, and to realize good jobs, justice and equality for all.”

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