D.U.E. (Democracy, Unity, Equality) Justice Rally
Despite an icy snow storm, nearly a thousand people showed up at the April 4th D.U.E. Justice March for Fairness. They lifted their voices against the idea that we should accept any economy that takes from the many and gives to the few. Nor should we allow racial, gender and ethnic injustice to exist in the state. Good people filled the Emmanuel Lutheran Church. There, they heard powerful testimonials about issues that matter to the 99-percent: good jobs at fair wages; quality public education for all; a fully funded public sector; and a level, open democracy.
The event was a tremendous way to honor the 48th anniversary of Dr. King's devastating assassination. While we should never forget that great racial strides have been made during the intervening years, the difference between the economic elite and the 99 percent has rocketed upwards. Democracy works for everyone, or it is not democracy. Speakers committed to hold state legislators accountable. They publicly vowed to return on May 11th with a full scorecard. How well have legislators lived up to the D.U.E. Justice principles?
The night ended with a call to action. After lobbying legislators inside the LOB, everyone marched to Hartford City Hall to demonstrate against the anti-worker legislation proposed by Hartford's new Mayor. City Council defeated the Mayor's resolution, 8 to 1!
It was a powerful night for Democracy, Unity and Equality.
Congratulations to everyone who joined this event, by presence or spirit.
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