On Wednesday, April 4, 2012, the People’s Daily Campaign for Jobs, Equality, Peace & Justice honored the 44th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s murder in Memphis, TN. But our general demand for ‘justice’ was specified slightly to highlight the singular example of the murder of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, FL.
Last July, shortly after the Daily Campaign for Jobs and Justicebegan, this blog hailed POP’s organizational maturity as we carried out the recently launched daily campaign and successfully held our annual event remembering the victims of police violence during the 1967 Newark Rebellion without interrupting the picket lines that day, the previous day and the day after (see Playing the Piano… People’s Organization for Progress ups the ante of struggle in NJ). But during the week of April 4 this years POP proved that we possess true organizational maturity! Not only did the daily campaign continue without missing a beat, we held two large mobilizations of more than 200 activists as part of this campaign, led a campaign that stopped an eviction, and travelled to Raleigh, NC for the Black Workers for Justice‘s 29th Annual MLK Support for Labor Dinner where POP statewide chair Lawrence Hamm was keynote speaker.