On Thursday, January 9th, the People’s Organization for Progress will host an emergency rally to restore unemployment benefits!

12 Noon

One Stop Career Center, 990 Broad Street, Newark

As this goes to press, there is still a divide within the Congress on whether or not the benefits will be restored.
Many Republicans in Congress are trying to make the restoration of the benefits conditional upon additional cuts from the proposed federal or delaying the implementation of Obama Care or medical benefits soon to be implemented in accordance the Affordable Care Act.
“The callousness of so many in government towards the pain thousands of people are facing from unemployment and the crisis in the economy is mind-boggling,” said an exasperated Lawrence Hamm.
“We may not be able to duplicate the Civil Rights Movement, but we absolutely need a strong economic justice movement in this country right now,” he finished.
 Later that evening, Ras Baraka, Newark’s South Ward Councilman and candidate for Mayor, will address the organization’s weekly general assembly.
 In addition to having been the most visible and vocal elected official in the area on the deadly plague of gun violence and its related crimes, Councilman Baraka has emerged as the most vocal candidate advocating public school reform and local control of the public schools opposing the divisive school closures being put forth by the largely unpopular state overseer Cami Anderson.
 He is also navigating an enormous family crisis with his father, literally and activist icon, Amiri Baraka, having fallen critically ill.
 The general assembly meeting will take place at Abyssinian Baptist Church, 224 West Kinney Street, Newark.
 Doors open at 6pm…
Call 973 801 0001 for more information.
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