Hundreds of farmers, seniors, workers, and everyday people from across Iowa will mobilize outside Governor Branstad’s mansion for a massive "People's March on Terrace Hill."
Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, the South Central Federation of Labor, AFSCME Council 61, SEIU Local 199, Teamsters Local 238, the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Building and Construction Trades Council, and Iowans for Strong Communities have all endorsed the call for this unprecedented rally and march for economic and environmental justice.
In 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. answered a call to go to Memphis to support African American sanitation workers who were on strike for recognition of their union. Dr. King saw an opportunity to link this struggle to his growing, nationwide Poor People's Campaign and challenge the economic power structure of the south through a nonviolent campaign. "At The River I Stand," a film about the struggle where Dr.
President Obama’s budget proposal, released last week, will touch off Washington-centric squabbles over proper levels of federal spending and taxing. Snooze-inducing terms like “continuing resolutions,” “discretionary spending,” and “entitlement spending” will dominate political debates all the way through the presidential caucus/primary season to the 2012 election.
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