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Noted Civil Rights Leader Rev. Al Sharpton, AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Lee A. Saunders, AFT President Randi Weingarten in Toledo March 8

Mar 07, 2011

Toledo, OH – National civil rights activist and leader, the Rev. Al Sharpton, Lee A. Saunders, Secretary-Treasurer of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, and Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers, will be in Toledo on Tuesday, March 8 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.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Event:   Breakfast Meeting with Ministers
Time:    8:00 – 9:30AM
Place:   Pinewood Tabernacle, 531 Pinewood Avenue, Toledo
Participants: Rev. Al Sharpton, Lee A. Saunders, Randi Weingarten, local clergy, labor leaders

Event:   Teach- In at Roy C. Start High School
Time:    11 AM
Place:   2010 Tremainsville Road, Toledo
Participants: Rev. Al Sharpton, Lee A. Saunders, Randi Weingarten

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.