Historic Collaboration of State’s Largest Civil Rights Organizations to bring Activists to Annapolis Battling for Reform

Posted May 19, 2014 /

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Press Contacts:

CASA de Maryland

Susana Flores

sflores@casamd.org

240-706-2624

Maryland State Conference of the NAACP

Bob Ross

Bobross32@gmail.com

267-987-4817

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.

For more information, contact Susana Flores at 240-706-2624 or sflores@casamd.org and Bob Ross Bobross32@gmail.com  267-987-4817