Posts Tagged ‘rallies’
Advocates Say Population Having Trouble Getting ‘Free’ IDs

Advocates Say Population Having Trouble Getting ‘Free’ IDs

Benjamin Mitchell has spent the last few months trying to help low-income people obtain new voter-ID cards. An outreach specialist at the New Pathways Project, a pre-treatment drug program in Center City, Mitchell admits the process has been a bit daunting. “In my small circle, I have not run into anyone I have been able to get an ID for, yet,” he says. “And...

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Security Guards Rally for Unionization at Love Park

Security Guards Rally for Unionization at Love Park

State Rep. Cherelle Parker (D-Phila) speaks at a Love Park union rally. When Verell Rhyne’s wife suggest the couple move from Memphis, Tenn., to her native Philadelphia, he agreed. Rhyne, a security guard, figured that in a pro-labor city such as Philly, he’d get a good union job. Not so. “I knew security guards made more here,” he says. “That was my...

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Philadelphians March, Make Statement on Trayvon Martin Killing

Philadelphians March, Make Statement on Trayvon Martin Killing

By Ryan K. Smith On Friday, at a quarter after seven, it was Philadelphia’s turn to make a statement on the Trayvon Martin killing. “It’s time for us to come together for something right,” said Nuwriy Abdul of North Philly. A reported 8,000 people running the gamut of age and ethnicity gathered together and marched from 30th Street to Love Park waving...

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Hundreds March For Infrastructure Jobs; Rally on Market Street Bridge, 24 Arrested

Hundreds March For Infrastructure Jobs; Rally on Market Street Bridge, 24 Arrested

Hundreds of people, including members of Fight For Philly, Occupy Philly, Action United, the Philadelphia Unemployment Project, and the National Hospital Union, began rallying at the Northwest corner of Dilworth Plaza, readying for their march to the Market Street Bridge at 4 p.m. Their goal: Support the Occupy National Day of Action and infrastructure jobs in...

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