Noted Civil Rights Leader Rev. Al Sharpton & AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Lee A. Saunders in Cleveland Today—
Cleveland – National civil rights activist and leader, the Rev. Al Sharpton, and Lee A. Saunders, Secretary-Treasurer of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, will be in Cleveland on Monday, March 7 to speak out against the assault on public services, including such measures as SB 5 and efforts supported by Gov. John Kasich to undermine working families and public workers.
Rev. Sharpton and Saunders, a Cleveland native who was elected AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer in July 2010, are travelling together to different cities and states across the country to fight against the coordinated attack on public services.
Monday, March 7, 2011
Event: Breakfast Meeting
Time: 8:00 – 9:30AM
Place: Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church, 1161 E. 105th Street, Cleveland
Participants: Rev. Al Sharpton, Lee A. Saunders, local clergy, labor leaders
Event: News Conference concerning State SB 5
Time: 12 Noon
Place: Cleveland City Hall Steps/Rotunda
Participants: Congressman Dennis Kucinich, Cleveland City Council Members, Rev. Al Sharpton, Lee A. Saunders
Event: Town Hall Meeting
Time: 5:30 PM
Place: AFL-CIO Laborer Hall, 3250 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland
Participants: Rev. Sharpton, Lee A. Saunders, community activists, labor leaders
AFSCME’s 1.6 million members provide the vital services that make America happen. With members in hundreds of different occupations – from nurses to corrections officers, child care providers to sanitation workers – AFSCME advocates for fairness in the workplace, excellence in public services and prosperity and opportunity for all working families.