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Noted Civil Rights Leader Rev. Al Sharpton & AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Lee A. Saunders in Cleveland Today

Mar 07, 2011

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.