Views from the California Labor Movement
Working people hold #WheresDenham Candlelight Vigil
Representative Jeff Denham’s constituents are fed up, and with just cause. After weeks of demanding an opportunity to meet with their Congressman face-to-face with zero response from Denham, hundreds of folks from his community decided to hold a peaceful candlelight vigil in his neighborhood in Turlock, CA last week. The cold temperature on a week night didn’t deter the crowd from passionately chanting “Denham: Do Your Job” and “What do we want? Healthcare! When do we want it? NOW!” for over an hour outside Denham’s gated community.
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Bayard Rustin, a brilliant organizer and labor leader, had only two months to organize the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom where MLK Jr delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. #BlackHistoryMonth