State House labor rally slated for Friday

Labor activist Patrick Crowley, who's been on the warpath lately against Governor Carcieri (Pat, we suspect, would say it's the other way around), sends word of this rally:

Community Activists, Organized Labor and Religious Leaders Will Join In Calling On State Leaders To Promote Economic Justice For All Rhode Islanders


What:Thousands of people – including community activists, organized labor, religious leaders and hard-working Rhode Islanders – will march through Providence to the State House to attend a rally promoting economic justice for all Rhode Islanders.


When:  Friday, May 2nd 4

4:00 pm: Photo Opportunity: Westin Ballroom, March to State House

5:00 pm Rally


Where: RI State House Lawn

 82 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02903


Who: Master of Ceremony:

George Nee

Secretary/Treasurer, Rhode Island AFL-CIO


Speaking Program:

Paul Booth

AFSCME National Organizing Director


Sarita Gupta

Executive Director, National Jobs with Justice


Bob Walsh

Executive Director, NEA RI

Secretary-Treasurer, Working RI


Roxana Rivera

SEIU Local 615 Commercial Division Director


Why: The country is on the brink of recession and Rhode Island is in the midst of an economic crisis. How we move forward together out of this crisis will impact every Rhode Islander and will impact how communities across the country move forward.


On May 2nd, we will unite around a vision of Rhode Island that will protect and promote the dignity of every Rhode Islander. We will unite around a vision of a state that honors and respects hard work. We will fight for economic justice for all Rhode Islanders.

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