On anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination, local coalitions will participate in nationwide actions to support Wisconsin workers, public services and the middle class

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Jerry Jimenez, Communications Specialist
(408) 678-3391 | jerry.jimenez@seiu521.org

Friday, March 25, 2011

WHAT: Community groups will honor Dr. Martin Luther King on the anniversary of his assassination by holding nationwide actions, including three locally.

The actions will also highlight current issues: Solidarity with Wisconsin workers, support for public services and rebuilding of the middle-class.

WHY: Dr. King was killed in Memphis, TN, where he had stood with sanitation workers who were struggling for the right to bargain collectively. The actions by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to eliminate collective bargaining – and the gradual eroding of the American middle class – only undermine that struggle.

WHO: A coalition of community groups and elected leaders

WHEN: Monday, April 4, 2011, 5 – 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Three locations:

Santa Cruz County Government Center, 701 Ocean St., Santa Cruz

Salinas City Hall, 200 Lincoln Ave., Salinas

City of Hollister – Corner of 4th and San Benito streets

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The Service Employees International Union is an organization of 2.1 million members united by the belief in the dignity and worth of workers and the services they provide. SEIU is dedicated to improving the lives of workers and their families and creating a more just and humane society. For more information, visit www.seiu521.org

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