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Rebuild America: Jobs | Justice | Peace

By: Roger Hickey, Co-Director
Campaign for America’s Future
 

This Saturday, August 28, on the 47th anniversary of the “March on Washington For Jobs and Freedom” and Dr. Martin Luther King’s historic “I Have A Dream” address, you will have two opportunities to stand up for Dr. King’s vision.

In Detroit at 10:30 am, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and the United Auto Workers will lead the “Rebuild America March,” commemorating a new campaign calling on our leaders to unleash the skills and talent of the American workforce. Featured speakers include Rep. John Conyers, Rev. Jesse Jackson, UAW President Bob King and SEIU President Mary Kay Henry.

Participants will march for jobs, justice and peace on the anniversary of that day when Walter Reuther, president of UAW, Dr. King, president of Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and other civil rights leaders joined with hundreds of thousands and changed America.

Click here to learn more about the Rebuild America March.

Also on August 28th, in Washington, DC, in a powerful counter to Glenn Beck, The Other 98% and its partners will honor the anniversary with a public art installation titled “Celebrate the Dream.”

The installation, featuring a sculpture by artist Michael Murphy paired with audio of Dr. King’s greatest speeches, will provide a powerful, positive counterpoint to the words of Glenn Beck, who will attempt to co-opt Dr. King’s dream with his own nightmare vision during a rally of his own.

Supporters outside Washington can participate in the event online by submitting responses to the question “What does the Dream mean to you?”, to be streamed live at celebratethedream.org/share-your-dream.

The installation will be located on the National Mall, on 13th St., between the Department of Agriculture and the Museum of American History, and will be open to the public on Saturday, August 28th, between 8:30 am and 7 pm.

Click here to learn more about CelebrateTheDream.org.

Dr. King believed freedom and jobs were directly linked. Washington needs to hear that message again. This Saturday, let’s take a stand.

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