Brothers and Sisters,
On Wednesday August 28th, communities across the country, and indeed across the world, will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights March on Washington D.C.
The historic march has been called many names over the years, but the original name was the “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom,” and these were the original demands of the marchers.
-Meaningful Civil Rights Laws
-Massive Federal Works Program
-Full and Fair Employment
-The Right to Vote
-Adequate Integrated Education
The nature of the demands that the marchers had then are very similar to the list of values and issues that the Labor Movement and our coalition partners continue to fight for today.
Locally, Organizing for Action, led by Coalition member Kevin Perkins, is putting together an event to commemorate Dr. King’s legacy, and reaffirm our commitment to finishing the work that he and the Civil Right’s movement set out to accomplish 50 years ago. Numerous Community Coalition partners have placed their name on this event too in solidarity with the spirit of the anniversary.
Please distribute the attached flyer far and wide. Upload the attached JPEG photo to your facebook and other social media pages.
How many members can your local contribute to this historic anniversary? Come on, give us everything you got–and don’t forget to showcase your local’s pride by wearing your union t-shirt and other gear.
Who: Quad Cities Community
What: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and MLK’s “I Have A Dream” speech
Where: Lafayette Park (4th St and Gaines) Davenport, IA
Flyer: See attached