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