Tag: March

POP Gets Third Bus to the 50th Anniversary March On Washington (Seats sold up to Sat morning or to sold out)

POP Gets Third Bus to the 50th Anniversary March On Washington (Seats sold up to Sat morning or to sold out)
August 21, 2013

Friends, In response to popular demand, The People’s Organization For Progress has chartered a third bus to the March On …Read the Rest

NJ Churches and Community Set Eyes Toward August 24th March on Washington DC “July 28th Prayer Rally”

NJ Churches and Community Set Eyes Toward August 24th March on Washington DC “July 28th Prayer Rally”
July 24, 2013

Who :                  Rev. Dr. David Jefferson Sr., Pastor of Metropolitan Baptist Church …Read the Rest

Hundreds rally in Newark for Trayvon Martin, chanting ‘no justice, no peace’ By Jessica Calefati and Dan Goldberg/The Star-Ledger

Hundreds rally in Newark for Trayvon Martin, chanting ‘no justice, no peace’ By Jessica Calefati and Dan Goldberg/The Star-Ledger
July 14, 2013

NEWARK — Their reasons were universal and personal; their cause common and intensely private.

The hundreds of people who endured 95-degree temperatures in Newark this afternoon to protest the verdict of the George Zimmerman murder trial were there because of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old Zimmerman killed last year.

But they were also there for their own communities, their own families, their own sons.

Nearly 200 march in Newark to protest economic inequality By David Giambusso/The Star-Ledger

Nearly 200 march in Newark to protest economic inequality By David Giambusso/The Star-Ledger
December 27, 2011

NEWARK — The chants have the same message. The signs have the same words.

But the usual suspects in the world of Newark dissent have a lot more voices joining their ranks.

Close to 200 people marched from the Essex County Hall of Records, to City Hall to the Prudential building on Broad Street Tuesday night, protesting unrelenting economic conditions they say have had an outsize effect on urban communities. Newark’s unemployment rate skyrocketed after the economic collapse and has hovered around 15 percent for the past two years.

Marchers in Newark remember King and his defense of workers

Marchers in Newark remember King and his defense of workers
April 5, 2011

Hundreds marched through downtown Newark yesterday evening to commemorate the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. 43 years earlier, and to celebrate his legacy of defending workers’ rights.

Rally in Newark marks assassination of Dr. King, Jr.

Rally in Newark marks assassination of Dr. King, Jr.
April 5, 2011

A rally was held in Newark to commemorate the 43rd anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The rally on Market and Broad streets was held by People’s Organization for Progress.

The group says that the work King did is threatened with what they call attacks on organized labor.

PRESS RELEASE – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “MARCH AND RALLY FOR JOBS, PEACE, JUSTICE and EQUALITY”

PRESS RELEASE – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,  “MARCH AND RALLY FOR JOBS, PEACE, JUSTICE and EQUALITY”
March 12, 2011

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“MARCH AND RALLY FOR JOBS, PEACE, JUSTICE and EQUALITY”
WHEN: Monday, April 4, 2011, 5:30 PM
WHERE: Corner of Broad & Market Street(s), Newark, NJ
For more information call (973) 801-0001

PRESS RELEASE – POP’s ANNUAL DR. MLK, Jr. MARCH

PRESS RELEASE – POP’s ANNUAL DR. MLK, Jr. MARCH
January 4, 2011

PEOPLE’S ORGANIZATION FOR PROGRESS POST OFFICE BOX 22505 NEWARK, NEW JERSEY 07101-2505 (973) 801-0001 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION …Read the Rest

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.’S “I HAVE A DREAM” SPEECH August 28, 1963 – Washington, DC

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.’S “I HAVE A DREAM” SPEECH August 28, 1963 – Washington, DC
August 28, 2010

I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for …Read the Rest

RECLAIM DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING’S DREAM

RECLAIM DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING’S DREAM
August 28, 2010

People’s Organization for Progress statement for the August 28th, 2010 Reclaim the Dream march in Washington DC, written by Chairman …Read the Rest