UE General President Carl Rosen recorded a video this week urging UE members and allies to join the Poor People’s Campaign June 20 mass online gathering — RSVP here.
In the video, Rosen explains that “We’re going to be demanding that the voices of 140 million poor and low-income people be heard, both in this critical election year and in the fights to come under a new administration.
“The current struggles around the pandemic, the economy and racial justice all bring home Dr. King’s lessons of over 50 years ago. We need good jobs for all, health care for all, strong labor rights, and an end to discrimination.”
Learn more about Dr. King’s 1968 Poor People’s Campaign — the inspiration for today’s campaign — and how he connected the fights for labor and civil rights in this UE NEWS Feature from 2018.