Newark, NJ – On Tuesday, November 13th, the Peoples Organization for Progress is hosting a March and Rally for Jobs, Economic Justice, and Peace.

Participants will gather and rally 4:30pm at the Lincoln Monument, located at Springfield Avenue and West Market Street in Newark. They will then march through the downtown area.

The mobilization is part of a second wave of daily protests for jobs and economic justice which began after the successful conclusion of P.O.P’s 381 consecutive day campaign of protests for Jobs, Peace, Equality and Justice which ended in July.

The major demand of that campaign, which will be raised again at the  November 13th march, was for a New Deal type national federally funded jobs program to put the millions of jobless people in this country back to work.

That effort  was co-sponsored  by nearly 200 organizations.  Many of them are co-sponsoring and participating in next Tuesday’s action as well.

“Now that the election is over we are still faced with the grim reality of high rates of unemployment, home foreclosures, poverty, and student debt caused by the economic crisis and compounded by the devastation and destruction of the recent hurricane,” stated Lawrence Hamm, founding P.O.P chairman emphatically.

“On November 13th we will march to demand a national jobs program, a moratorium on home foreclosures, universal health care for all, an end to student debt, and the immediate return of all U.S. troops from Iraq and Afghanistan,” Hamm said.

He said a call will be made at next Tuesday’s protest for a National March for Jobs in Washington, DC.

The Peoples Organization for Progress will meet to discuss the November 13th march this Thursday, 6:30pm at Abyssinian Baptist Church, 224 West Kinney Street, in Newark.

For more information, please call 973 801 0001.

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