On December 6th CCNE joined forces with local union members, clergy, community activists and the Occupy New Haven movement at a rally to demand good jobs and an end to violence in the streets.
The march highlighted the role of corporate greed and recklessness in rising levels of poverty and inequality, while advocating a broad agenda that the broad coalition of union and non-union groups involved agreed on: more good jobs for local residents and safer streets.
At the fore was the powerful youth group the New Elm City Dream. At the rally kickoff inside city hall, 19-year old New Elm City Dream member Latoya Agnew spoke out for an end to violence, saying “I believe if people had jobs, the violence would stop.”
No longer can we be ruled by apathy and inaction, we must continue building the movement for a fair economy that works better for all people. Join us!
For more on this inspiring rally, check out the press coverage below:
“Protesters march in New Haven against joblessness, violence (video)” (New Haven Register, 12/07/11)
“Unions, Occupiers March For Jobs & Safety” (New Haven Independent, 12/07/11)
“Unions and Occupiers march on City Hall” (Yale Daily News, 12/07/11)