On January 19th, thousands will converge on the streets of Philadelphia to demand a living wage, a fully funded democratically controlled school system, and an end to police brutality. The systems that perpetuate racist police violence are the same systems that funnel poor people of color--and young black people in particular--into Pennsylvania’s prisons and jails. That’s why Decarcerate PA has endorsed the MLK D.A.R.E. march, and why we are calling for a “Contingent to end mass incarceration.” We will be meeting at Love park at 12:45 to pick up banners and signs, and then will have a feeder march to 440 N. Broad, where we will meet up with the big march.
Stand with Decarcerate PA and our allies to demand an end to prison expansion and an end to the racist policies and practices that keep those prisons full. Say no to a system that holds over 52,000 people in state prisons in PA at a cost of $2 billion annually. Join us to demand education and community reinvestment, not mass incarceration. Join us to say #BlackLivesMatter!
Monday January 19th at 12:45pm
Love Park (16th and JFK in Philadelphia) with a feeder march to 440 N. Broad Street
Please help spread the word by forwarding this email or inviting friends and family on facebook.
Hope to see you there!
MLK DARE MARCH
Decarcerate PA is proud to join POWER (Philadelphians Organized to Witness Empower and Rebuild) and many others as co-sponsors of theReclam MLK PHL DARE march. Please join us on January 19th to take the streets to demand living wages, a fully funded, democratically controlled public school system, and an end to stop-and-frisk and police violence. Stand with us to say NO to the racist policies that funnel people into the prison system.
Rally at 440 N Broad Street at 1:30 PM
MARCH BEGINS at 2:00 PM
Route details will be available soon - final rally will take place on Independence Mall
During this march we will be calling for:
1) An end to the use of “Stop and Frisk” and an Independent Police Review Board that is fully empowered and funded
2) A $15 per hour minimum wage and the right to form unions
3) A fully funded, democratically controlled local school system.
Help spread the word on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/777231535645656/
To donate to the MLK D.A.R.E. March visit:
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