ATLANTA- Reverend Al Sharpton and the National Action Network, labor leaders and community activists will hold rallies for jobs and justice in over 25 cities including Atlanta on Friday, December 9. The Atlanta rally will be held at Providence Missionary Baptist Church (2295 Benjamin E. Mays Dr. SW) from 6 to 8 pm.
Reverend Gerald Durley, Pastor of Providence Missionary Baptist Church will be joined by Mary-Pat Hector, National Youth Director , NAN, Senator Vincent Fort, State Senate District 39, Nancy Flake-Johnson, CEO Atlanta Urban League, Joe Beasley, Executive Director of Rainbow Push Coalition, Representative Alisha Thomas Morgan, Ga House District 39, Derrick Boazman News-Talk 1380 WAOK Radio, Host of Too Much Truth and others.
The rallies will be held as a follow-up to the mass march for jobs and justice that NAN held October 15, 2011 in Washington, D.C. The December 9th rallies will continue to focus on growing economic disparity, lack of employment, and equality issues. The 25-city rallies will also call attention to key issues that have not yet been remedied relating to the disproportionate layoffs of Blacks, Latinos and other groups, and the growing wealth gap. The rallies will be held in cities that are most impacted by joblessness and attacks on workers rights.
According to a release from the National Action Network, over the decade ending in 2009, median family income fell by $3,800. African American unemployment is at 15%. Black wealth has diminished, and so too has the existence of much of this nation’s Black
According to a study released earlier this year by the Center for Labor Research and Education at the University of California, Blacks were 30% more likely than other workers to be employed in the public sector. While the private sector has added 1.6 million jobs as reported in a recent New York Times article, public employment has seen massive layoffs across the board.
Cities where NAN Rallies are taking place:
New York City, NY
Las Vegas, NV
New Haven, CT
For more information please visit: http://www.nationalactionnetwork.net