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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Solidarity forever

Posted By on Thu, May 28, 2009 at 11:00 AM

A 24-hour vigil at Sen. Blanche Lincoln's Little Rock office culminates at 4:30 p.m. today with a march to the Capitol for a rally in support of the Employee Free Choice Act. In case you wonder what the noise is about. They might as well shout at a brick wall.

Coalition Aims to Broaden Support for Employee Free Choice
Students, Faith-based, Civil Rights and Worker Groups Will Rally to
"Turn Around Arkansas"

TODAY -- Thursday, May 28
4:30 PM
24-hour vigil will wrap up at Senator Blanche Lincoln's office, 912
West Fourth Street, Little Rock.  Group will march to statehouse

5:00 PM
Rally for the Employee Free Choice Act and Health Care Reform
Arkansas Statehouse, Little Rock

"Turn Around Arkansas" coalition rally
Speakers to include:
Alan Hughes, Arkansas AFL-CIO
Candis Collins, Health Care for America Now;
Stewart Acuff, AFL-CIO;
Ruth Newton, Nursing home employee
Melanie Orman, Arkansas Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice;
Johnnie Pugh, ACORN
Rev. Joyce Hardy, St. Michael's Episcopal Church;
Rev. Gene McElroy, Greater Archview Baptist Church;
Cathy Koehler, Arkansas Education Association.

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