OPEIU Local 2 Social Justice Committee Chair Bruce Wolf reports:
1) Workers Vigil to End War(DCLPJ) took place Sat March 19 (right). Responses from people on the street were universally in agreement with our message. A physician who had worked with amputees at Walter Reed said, "One of the young men I treated looked just like my son."
2) Global Zero, an anti-nuclear weapons org. will be holding arally at noon on Friday, April 1stat McPherson Square to remind world leaders meeting in DC to discuss "Nuclear Security" that elimination of nuclear weapons should be on their agenda. The rally will include a 50-foot inflated "nuclear missile". Use your lunch hour to oppose atomic annihilation.
3) A group of rank and file workers from various unions, including ATU 689, OPEIU Local 2, CWA, and the IWW, are currently planning for May Day activities in Malcolm X Park. The next planning meeting will take place on Tuesday March 29th 6PM, location TBA; for info contact Jason Roe (OPEIU Local 2) at [email protected]
4) Democracy Spring participants will be marching from the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia to DC, arriving the evening of April 10th. Sit-ins will begin on Monday April 11th and continue through the 16th. They welcome those passionate for democracy to join them. They are calling on Congress to stop holding up bills that would restore and extend voting rights, and calling for a constitutional amendment overturning the Citizens United decision (granting corporations, in effect, more 1st amendment rights than many ordinary citizens have, especially people of color).
photo by Bruce Wolf
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