Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona
In recent weeks, Tucsonans have joined citizens nationwide to march and demonstrate for or against multiple issues. There are three marches coming up– including two today!
Cesar Chavez March. The 11th annual march honoring labor organizer Cesar Chavez begins at 9 a.m. at Pueblo High School, 3500 S. 12th Ave. Check the Three Sonorans’ linked story for details.
Uncut protest at Bank of America. If you can’t make it to the south side, Uncut is protesting at a far east side Bank of America from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. today (Saturday, March 26, 2011). The Tucson demonstration is part of a national effort to increase public awareness of the fact that Bank of America received $45 billion in government bailout funds while funneling its tax dollars into 115 offshore tax havens and paying NO US income taxes.
The bank is at 9015 East Tanque Verde Road in Tucson–northwest corner of Tanque Verde Rd. and Catalina Highway. Organizers want to urge people to pull their money out of Bank of America and move it somewhere else. Preferably a credit union. For more info re signs, chants, etc. can be found at http://www.usuncut.org/actions/174.
Unions remember MLK. On April 4, 2011, the Pima Area Labor Federation will join other labor groups nationwide to honor the life and of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the anniversary of his assassination. King was in Memphis supporting a sanitation workers’ strike when he was gunned down. Unions are remembering King’s assistance in their struggle.
Locally, supporters will rally at 4 p.m. at the statue of Pancho Villa (Broadway and Church in downtown Tucson) and then march to Armory Park (221 S. 6th Ave.) At Armory Park, there will be a BBQ. Bring Blankets or lawn chairs for the BBQ. RSVP required.