ACTION ALERT: April 4, Honor MLK with an International Day of Action

April 3rd, 2011 - by admin

We Are & – 2011-04-03 23:47:33

There are OVER 1,000 events planned across the country so far! Find one near you

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tenn., where he was standing with sanitation workers demanding their dream of a better life. Today, the right to bargain collectively for a voice at work and a middle-class life are under attack as never before. Find out more here.

Join us to make April 4, 2011, and the days surrounding it, a day to stand in solidarity with working people in Wisconsin and dozens of other states where corporate-bought politicians are trying to take away the rights Dr. King gave his life for.

It’s still not too late to set up a solidarity event on April 4, or later this week! We have resources to do so here. Send an Email to to get support and tips from our field organizers.

However you get involved, be sure you find a way to join millions of others who are electrified by King’s same dream and are joining together for our common dreams.

Some Spotlighted Events
In Honor of Cesar Chavez and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
April 04, 2011 at 11:00am
Phoenix, AZ

We Are One: March for the Middle Class
April 04, 2011 at 05:00pm
St Paul, MN

Rally and Picket
April 04, 2011 at 11:30am
Charlotte, NC

Event Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy
April 04, 2011 at 01:30pm
Indianapolis, IN

Day of Action for Worker Rights
April 04, 2011 at 03:30pm
Milwaukee, WI

We Are One!
April 04, 2011 at 06:00pm
Paris, France

We Are One — Join the Fight!
April 04, 2011 at 05:00pm
Detroit, MI

We Are One — Rally for the Middle Class
April 04, 2011 at 07:00pm
Kabul, Afghanistan

We Are One — Solidarity Dinner
April 04, 2011 at 06:30pm
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

43rd Annual March Honoring the
Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King
April 04, 2011 at 10:00am
Memphis, TN

Rally to Support Public Workers,
Yes on Prop E
April 03, 2011 at 03:00pm
St. Louis, MO

Interfaith Convocation
April 03, 2011 at 04:00pm
Portland, ME

ACTION ALERT: Remember MLK. Rally for Rights, Nationwide, Monday, April 4

The entire labor movement is calling for an unprecedented day of solidarity this Monday, April 4.

Democrats in Wisconsin have enough signatures to recall the first of eight targeted Republican state senators. Local volunteers, including many MoveOn members, are out in force collecting signatures to recall the remaining seven.

The protests in Wisconsin changed the game in America when it comes to workers’ rights and standing up for the American Dream.

There’s new energy out there and the entire labor movement has come together to keep the momentum going by calling for an unprecedented day of solidarity this Monday, April 4 — the anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination.

Progressives nationwide have stood up to join with the labor movement in overwhelming numbers. Already nearly 1000 solidarity events including rallies, teach-ins, work site discussions, vigils, faith events, and more are planned for the next few days.

The April 4 day of action is going to be huge, and the bigger the crowd at each event the better.

Can you join in? Click here to sign up for an event in your area:

This is our chance to show the nation that the spirit of the working people who rose up in Wisconsin is only spreading, growing, and getting stronger — but the day of the events, April 4, is also significant itself.

It’s the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. in Memphis 43 years ago. Dr. King was in Memphis to stand in solidarity with striking sanitation workers who were demanding their rights and their chance to live out the American Dream.

And this week’s events, under the shared name “We Are One,” are our chance to stand up for the very same rights and the same American Dream. It is a grassroots effort being led by a broad coalition of unions and progressive allies committed to realizing Dr. King’s goal of economic justice for all.

Yesterday, as part of the lead-up to this day of action, MoveOn Executive Director Justin Ruben and thousands of MoveOn members joined in a fast to protest Republican budget cuts that target the most vulnerable among us.

Poor and middle class Americans are under increasing attack. But more and more of us are standing up and fighting back. Will you join us and help show our strength and unity this week?

Sign up here:

Thanks for all you do.
— Daniel, Justin, Julia, Robin, and the rest of the team

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