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% of earners are forced to shoulder more and more of the burden. The We Are One rally was part of a wave of demonstrations for good jobs across the country that were inspired, in part, by attacks on workers’ rights in states such as Wisconsin, Ohio and Indiana.
UNITE HERE President John Willhelm fires up the crowd at the culmination of the “We Are One” march.
Check out these articles on the We Are One march:
New Haven Independent: “A Wisconsin Echo” 3/23/11
- New Haven Register: “Thousands Hit Streets in New Haven to support Unions” 3/31/11
- Yale Daily News: “Protest Rocks City Hall” 3/31/11