Tag: Washington DC

August 24th: POP BUS TO WASHINGTON (50th Anniversary March on Washington)

August 24th: POP BUS TO WASHINGTON (50th Anniversary March on Washington)
August 20, 2013

Get On The POP Bus To Washington For The 50th Anniversary Commemoration Of The 1963 March On Washington. Bus departs …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.

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

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.”

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.