Mass March for Jobs and Justice to be Held October 15 in Washington, DC

Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—October 1, 2011.  On Saturday, October 15, the National Action Network (NAN) will hold a rally and march in Washington, DC.  The march is intended to call attention to key issues that have not been remedied in this country.

As working Americans struggle to gain employment and livable wages, we continue to watch rampant foreclosures and fluctuating markets most heavily impacting those that are already suffering under tumultuous financial times.  NAN, and its partners in labor, education, civil rights and clergy, call on every man, woman and child who understands the urgency of social justice on all levels to join them in Washington, D.C.

Scheduled speakers include Co-Hosts Rev. Al Sharpton and Tom Joyner, and co-chairs for the event include: Richard L. Trumka, President of American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), Lee Saunders, Secretary-Treasurer of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Dennis Van Roekel, President of National Education Association (NEA), Larry Cohen, President of Communications Workers of America (CWA), George Gresham, President of 1199 SEIU Healthcare Workers East, Marc Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League, Wade Henderson, President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (LCCHR).

A rally preceding the march will begin at 11 a.m. (EST) at the National Sylvan Theater.  The Sylvan Theater is located within the northwest corner of the 15th Street and Independence Avenue intersection, about 400 ft (120 m) southeast of the great obelisk of the Washington Monument. Participants should enter the monument grounds at 15th Street Northwest. The march will begin immediately following the rally and conclude near the King Memorial site on Ohio Drive, SW.

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National Action Network (NAN) is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the world and is on the forefront of social justice in the United States. Founded in New York City in 1991 by Rev. Al Sharpton and a group of activists, NAN is committed to the principles of non-violent demonstration and civil disobedience as a direct outgrowth of the movement that was built and led by the Rev. Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. NAN has 40 plus chapters throughout the United States.