Historic Collaboration of State’s Largest Civil Rights Organizations to bring Activists to Annapolis Battling for ReformPosted May 19, 2014 /
CASA de Maryland
Maryland State Conference of the NAACP
Historic Collaboration of State’s Largest Civil Rights Organizations to bring Activists to Annapolis Battling for Reform
Top Priorities to include minimum wage increase, moratorium on foreclosures, elimination of police/ICE collaboration, equitable funding for HBCUs
WHAT: CASA de Maryland & Maryland State Conference of the NAACP Lobby Night and Rally for Justice
WHEN: Monday, February 24, 2014, 7:00 p.m.: Rally at Lawyer’s Mall
WHERE: Lawyer’s Mall, 100 State Cir, Annapolis, MD 21401
WHO: Keynote Speaker Ben Jealous, more than 1000 residents from across state, Maryland Black Caucus, Maryland State Conference of the NAACP, and CASA de Maryland
Annapolis, MD – This Monday, CASA de Maryland, the state’s largest immigrant rights group, and the Maryland State Conference of the NAACP, the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization, will host a historic collaboration to bring the critical issues facing communities of color to the forefront of the Maryland agenda.
Joined by the Maryland Black Caucus and Presidents of the state’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities, more than a thousand participants will Rally for Justice in Lawyers Mall. Ben Jealous will provide the keynote speech. Rally will be led by Maryland Black Caucus Chair Delegate Aisha Braveboy, Maryland State Conference of the NAACP President Gerald Stansbury and CASA de Maryland Executive Director Gustavo Torres. Additional speakers will include Marylanders ranging from those losing their homes to foreclosures to families divided by deportation. Prior to the rally, grassroots lobbyists from CASA and the Maryland State Conference of the NAACP will convene 7 mass town meetings to press legislators on priority issues.
Priority topics for the lobby town meetings and rally will include raising the minimum wage, equity for Maryland’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), outlawing police teaming up with immigration, and addressing the state’s foreclosure crisis.