Illinois NAACP Heads “Save the American Dream” Rally in Springfield
Posted on February 27, 2011 by Dr. Jerome Reide, NAACP Regional Field Organizer
Springfield, IL NAACP President Teresa Haley served as Chair of a rally to “Save the American Dream,” at the Illinois State Capitol. Feb. 26, 2011.
The Illinois NAACP stood with labor groups from across the state to protect the rights of workers to engage in the process of collective bargaining. The NAACP opposes the continued elimination of public sector jobs which only adds to our nation’s unemployment misery.
The NAACP will conduct voter registration and education of voters on key civil rights issues like collective bargaining through the general election Nov. 6, 2012. Groups that participated in the “Save the American Dream,” rally included: Moveon.org, AFSCME Council 31, Latinos for Change, Illinois Education Association , Sauganan Valley Sierra Club Chapter, Central Illinois Trades and Labor Council, Illinois Federation of Teachers, Carpenters Local 16, Illinois State Conference NAACP.
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