Working People’s Day of Action
By Ed Sibby
WHAT: The Working People’s Day of Action – stand up for our freedom to come together in strong unions and fight!
WHEN: Saturday, February 24, in cities across the country. Go to ItsAboutFreedom.org to learn more, find a city near you where you and colleagues can gather, and RSVP to an action.
Just one example: Working people will gather from 3:30-5 p.m. at San Diego Convention Center Park in San Diego, at the corners of Park Blvd. and East Harbor Drive. (Contact Joe Dennison for details.)
Come together on Saturday, Feb. 24 to fight for equitable pay. Fight for affordable health care, quality schools, vibrant communities and a secure future for all of us. Demand an end to a system that’s rigged against working people.
Corporate elites, extremists and corrupt politicians who do their bidding have rigged the rules of our economy and our democracy against us. Now wealthy special interests want to further rig the system in a Supreme Court case called Janus v. AFSCME, which attempts to divide working people and limit our power in numbers because unions give workers a powerful voice in speaking up for themselves, their families and their communities.
When we join forces and stick together, we are unstoppable. Fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. joined striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee, as they fought for the freedom to join together in a strong union and for dignity and respect on the job. On Feb. 24, working people and our allies will rise up to defend the very freedoms for which Dr. King fought and died.