Today at 4:30PM, I’ll join thousands from eight different groups who will march to Madison, Wisconsin’s square to gather in one large rally. We’ll be standing up for worker rights, for the rights of the public of Wisconsin, and to mark the anniversary of the assassination of Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr.
If you’re not in Madison, you can go to any one of 100’s of locations across the nation today. Go HERE to find out where you can go to take a stand with us.
Legendary soul and R&B singer and musician Aaron Neville recorded the song “America the Beautiful” especially for this video.
There will be eight different marches that will all wind their way to the Capitol Square.
Starting at 4:30, groups will gather at eight separate locations, based on your membership or interest, and a “feeder march” will begin at each location at 4:50, arrive by all eight streets approaching the Capitol for the rally that follows:
Beginning at 5:00 is the “From Memphis to Madison” Rally, featuring performances by Michelle Shocked and Michael Franti, and speakers will include Rev. Jesse Jackson.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed in Memphis 43 years ago, where he had travelled to support AFSCME sanitation workers striking for the right to collective bargaining. That struggle continues today in Wisconsin, Ohio, Florida, New Hampshire, Michigan and other states throughout the country as working people fight back against attacks on their rights and the middle class. http://www.afscme.org