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Bay Poor People's Campaign 40 Days of Action, Alameda Labor Council Resolution in Support
Date Monday May 14
Time 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorGlobal Women's Strike Omni Collective
Location Details
East, North and South Bay/San Francisco autonomous actions requested through June 23.
Turn UP Bay Area!

Starting from Mother's Day organize actions in support of the Poor People's Campaign's 40 Days of Direct Action for a moral revival and against poverty, racism, militarism, and climate catastrophe!

Submitted by Global Women's Stike Omni Collective.

Weekly themes and more info linked below.

Alameda County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, Resolution, May 7, 2018.

Resolution in Support of the California Poor People’s Campaign and the
Poor People’s Campaign Bay Area

Whereas, the Alameda Labor Council supports organizing people to advance

And Whereas, the California Poor People’s Campaign and Poor People’s
Campaign Bay Area are local affiliates of the Poor People’s Campaign: A
National Call for Moral Revival;

And Whereas, the demands of the Campaign, including “the right for all
workers to form and join unions”, “equal pay for equal work”, and
“public infrastructure projects”, support the efforts of the Labor

And Whereas, the UFCW, SEIU, AFSCME and United Steel Workers national
unions have endorsed the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for
Moral Revival, and UFCW has stated “The Poor People’s Campaign believes,
as our union family does, that our economy can and should work better
for everyone…. We’re proud to support The Poor People’s Campaign
because, if successful, it will bring hard-working families more power
to build better lives;”

And Whereas, the Campaign is the renewal of the work undertaken by the
Poor People’s Campaign in 1968 during which Martin Luther King Jr.
traveled to Memphis to support sanitation workers organizing AFSCME
Local 1733;

And Whereas, the Fundamental Principles of the Poor People’s Campaign,
which have been signed by all organizers, include, “The Campaign and all
its Participants and Endorsers embrace nonviolence. Violent tactics or
actions will not be tolerated;”

And Whereas, the California Poor People’s Campaign and Poor People’s
Campaign Bay Area are organizing a series of Nonviolent Moral Fusion
Direct Actions at the State Capitol each of the six Mondays beginning on
May 14;

Now, therefore be it resolved, that the Alameda Labor Council endorses
the California Poor People’s Campaign and Poor People’s Campaign Bay
Area and encourages its affiliates, union members and allies to support
and participate in actions when requested and the actions align with
union values.

Week One: May 14 – Women, Youth, and People with Disabilities Living in

Week Two: May 21 – Connecting Systematic Racism and Economic Justice,
Voting Rights, and Immigration

Week Three: May 28 – Veterans, Our War Economy, and Militarism

Week Four: [June 4 -] The Right to Health for People and Planet

Week Five: [June 11 -] Everybody’s Got A Right To Living: Living Wages,
Guaranteed Income, Unions, Housing and Social Services

Week Six: [June 18 -] A “New and Unsettling Force”: Challenging Our
Nation’s Distorted Moral Narrative with a Moral Fusion Movement

Approved at ALC Delegates Meeting: May 7, 2018

Added to the calendar on Friday May 11th, 2018 11:24 PM

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