Tag: President Barack 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

Sold out: N.J. group bound for Obama inauguration has no bus seats left for last minute seekers

Sold out: N.J. group bound for Obama inauguration has no bus seats left for last minute seekers
January 20, 2013

NEWARK — It pays to be early. That’s what a group of New Jerseyans unhappily discovered when all 55 seats …Read the Rest

Excitement fades for Obama’s 2nd inaugural as D.C. festivities near

Excitement fades for Obama’s 2nd inaugural as D.C. festivities near
January 20, 2013

Four years ago, Lawrence Hamm was marshaling a convoy of 11 buses to make the four-hour journey from Newark to …Read the Rest

Open Letter to President Obama for Jobs, Peace and Justice

Open Letter to President Obama for Jobs, Peace and Justice
November 20, 2012

People’s Organization for Progress  P. O. Box 22505 Newark, NJ 07101-2505 Phone: 973-801-0001 www.njpop.org   “Celebrating 29 + Years 1983 …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.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE! POP TO ANNOUNCE DAILY JOBS VIGIL TO LAST 381 DAYS!

August 10, 2011

Peoples Organization for Progress (POP) will host a press conference to spotlight its ‘Daily People’s Campaign’ for ‘Jobs, Peace, Justice and Equality!’

WHEN: Thursday, August 11, 2011

WHERE: Lincoln Memorial, located at the Springfield Avenue and West Market Street intersection, Newark.

TIME: 12:00 PM

Juneteenth celebration at Buddhist center in East Orange honors anniversay of slaves’ emancipation

May 21, 2009

“It’s popular in the South and West, but it’s still only growing in the Northeast,” said Lawrence Hamm, chairman of the community activist group People’s Organization for Progress and the event’s keynote speaker. “This is a special day because it focuses specifically on slavery and emancipation. You really can’t understand current conditions in America unless you understand those two things.”

Hamm added this year’s celebrations were particularly momentous because the U.S. Senate issued an apology for slavery last week.

President Barack Obama also noted Juneteenth in a press release.

“June 19, or Juneteenth, is now observed in 31 states,” Obama said. “Nearly a century and a half later, the descendants of slaves and slave owners can commemorate the day together and celebrate the rights and freedoms we all share in this great nation that we all love.”

From Newark to Washington: Busing to Obama’s big day

From Newark to Washington: Busing to Obama’s big day
January 20, 2009

Star-Ledger columnist Mark DiIonno and photographer Robert Sciarrino are traveling by bus with people from Newark to Washington, D.C., for the Obama inauguration. Here are real-time dispatches.

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.