Nearly 50 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated while standing with striking sanitation workers in Memphis – fighting just like we are today for The Dream of fair pay and racial justice.
On April 4, we’ll be carrying on that dream with protests across the nation, including Memphis – because economic and racial justice are two sides of the same coin. You can’t have one without the other.#ResistTrumpTuesdays Chicago is partnering with Black Lives Matter Chicago and the Fight for 15 to organize the Chicago action.
As Dr. King said, “white supremacy and corporate greed have always been linked in America,” and right now Republican leaders across the country are pushing radical laws to crack down on protest movements. They’re working to block cities from raising wages. They’re trying to tear up the Voting Rights Act and keep us from the polls while they demonize and deport our neighbors.
Now more than ever, we have to band together as a movement for fair pay, as a movement for black lives, as a movement for immigrant rights, and as a movement — above all — for justice.
When corporate-backed politicians move to break unions and refuse to bargain with workers.
When families struggle to pay bills and more than half of black and Latino workers make less than $15 an hour.
When a fast-food worker works all day long to feed his daughter and still can’t make ends meet.
We must stand together. Commit now to join us on April 4.