Tag: Obama

Join POP Sunday, Sep 8th: No U.S. Military Attack on Syria

Join POP Sunday, Sep 8th: No U.S. Military Attack on Syria
September 6, 2013

PROTEST AGAINST U.S. MILITARY ATTACK ON SYRIA SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2013,  1:30P.M, CORNER OF BROAD & MARKET STREETS, NEWARK, NJ  The …Read the Rest

11:30 am Saturday People’s Organization for Progress will Protest U.S. Military Attack on Syria

11:30 am Saturday People’s Organization for Progress will Protest U.S. Military Attack on Syria
August 30, 2013

CONTACT: LAWRENCE HAMM August 30, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PEOPLE’S ORGANIZATION FOR PROGRESS WILL PROTEST U.S. MILITARY ATTACK ON SYRIA …Read the Rest

Newark activists start 381-day protest calling on U.S. government to institute jobs program By David Giambusso/The Star-Ledger

Newark activists start 381-day protest calling on U.S. government to institute jobs program By David Giambusso/The Star-Ledger
August 11, 2011

“We are more than a half-century away from the Montgomery bus boycott, but we are dealing with issues just as pressing,” said Larry Hamm, chairman of the People’s Organization for Progress.

Peace and Justice Activists to Respond to President Obama’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday, January 25th!

Peace and Justice Activists to Respond to President Obama’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday, January 25th!
January 24, 2011

On Monday, January 24th at 6:00pm to hear interview about this upcoming event! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 24, 2011 Contact: Madelyn …Read the Rest

Americans protest Afghanistan troop buildup By Saeed Shabazz, Amsterdam News

Americans protest Afghanistan troop buildup By Saeed Shabazz, Amsterdam News
December 9, 2009

The Newark-based People’s Organization for Progress (POP) did not wait for President Barack Obama’s announcement on December 1 concerning his decision to send or not to send more troops to Afghanistan. On November 28, POP gathered at the intersection of Broad and Market streets in Newark and called the first Black president out.

“One of the purposes of this demo is we want to send a message to President Obama that we don’t want a troop increase and we want an end to the war in Afghanistan,” stated POP State Chairman Lawrence Hamm.

“A lot of people felt the president would pursue a policy that would lead to a lessening of tensions in Central Asia,” Hamm told the AmNews. “Instead, the White House and the Pentagon are increasing tensions with their troop escalations and the continued occupation of Iraq, and the drone planes being sent into Pakistan, which may be killing innocent people.”

Newark group overflows with travel requests for Obama inauguration

Newark group overflows with travel requests for Obama inauguration
January 13, 2009

Damien Kelly of West Orange purchases two round trip tickets, which costs $40 each for the bus ride to the inauguration in Washington D.C, handed by Angenetta Robinson, treasurer for People’s Organization for Progress during their weekly meeting held at Abysinnian Baptist Church in Newark.