With new leadership in the House of Representatives, United Action by the RI Mobilization Against Poverty — a coalition of the poor, the unemployed, and and the working people living in poverty who have had their fill of budget cuts, unemployment, and low wages — will have their first rally at the State House on April 2nd.
Inspired by the ‘Moral Mondays’ campaign in North Carolina, Martin Luther King’s “Poor Peoples Campaign and FDR’s New Deal calling for an Economic Bill of Rights that includes a living wage as called for by A Phillip Randolf (which would be $15 in today’s dollars), they will be ‘front & center’ in the RI Statehouse because Economic Justice must be ‘front & center’ on the agenda of all local, state and national officials.
April 2nd Wednesday at 4:30pm — endorsed by Occupy Providence
Rhode Island State House Rotunda
April 2, 2014: New RI Anti-Poverty Mobilization — video of genesis
The Koch brothers spent twice as much on the 2012 election as the top ten unions combined
Aren’t we blessed that yet another election season is upon us? For more details see The Nation.
3/1/2014 General Assembly
- Urban league discussed and ideas of a coalition of progressives to take over, repair and continue services tentatively considered.The National Lawyers Guild is having an event to honor progressive women Lawyers and our Layer Miriam is speaking. Wed. 6pm Prov. (see prev. email).
- The ACLU has some civil libeties bills coming up on Tuesday re: surveillance of license plates, drones etc. ACLU bills on:
- expunging misdemeanors from criminal records 10 years later
- restricting drones, warrants for cellphone search
- restricting cellphone location tracking
- restricting GPS bugs placed on cars
- social media privacy for students and employees
We endorse this.
- RI civil rights roundtable is deciding what bills that they’ll favor. The racial profiling bill not final, waiting for updates.
- The Providence Student Union has said that if we find a social justice space that they’re very interested.