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CCNE co-founder Rev. Scott Marks leads rally

CCNE co-founder and longtime community activist Rev. Scott Marks leads chanting marchers across the green. Pastor Marks put his booming voice to work firing up the crowd of nearly 3,000 marchers from all demographics, neighborhoods, and sectors who joined together in a powerful display of unity & solidarity on March 30, 2011. Protestors gathered to […]

“We Are One” March & Rally

On March 30, 2011 thousands united to speak out against attempts to scapegoat working people for an economic crisis they did not create. Speakers offered alternative visions of economic recovery based on putting people back to work, and demanding more from those who have been bailed out and profited so greatly while the bottom 99% […]

Families from Church Street South demand safe, affordable housing

On March 30, 2011 children of Church Street South marched alongside their parents and thousands of others from all sectors and walks of life in New Haven’s “We Are One” march for unity and solidarity with working people. Home to 300 families, Church Street South (CSS) is a low-income housing development adjacent to Union Station that’s […]

Interfaith Fellowship for Universal Health Care Rally

On December 14th, 2010 the Interfaith Fellowship for Universal Health Care (IFUHC) brought together over 500 clergy, elected officials, community activists, union members, health care providers, small business owners, student, retirees, and people of diverse faith traditions to rally in support of a state-wide universal health care proposal called SustiNet. Standing on the alter of […]

Community Voter Project Volunteers Hit the Ground

From June through the November general election, the team of nearly 90 volunteers -including college undergraduate and graduate students, community members, retirees, union members, and neighborhood activists- knocked on over 4,000 doors, registered hundreds of voters, and engaged residents on voting for the issues that most affected them and their neighborhood. The non-partisan CVP was […]

March for Good Jobs, April 28th, 2010

Community and union members joined with students and clergy from across the city to urge local employers to create good, stable jobs in Southern Connecticut.  Over 500 people marched across the New Haven Green to City Hall, where they attended the Board of Aldermen’s city budget meeting to insist they hold New Haven’s major employers […]

Wyclef Jean Headlines Labor-Neighbor Solidarity Rally

The Internationally acclaimed Hip Hop artist joined community members, students, labor and clergy activists at the CORD (Communities Organized for Responsible Development) / SEIU 1199 co-sponsored Our Community, Our Jobs, Our Hospital rally to call on Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) to negotiate a community benefits agreement (CBA). Although CORD -with support from the Board of Aldermen and political leaders […]