***Please note that the organizing groups have decided to postpone this protest. We will post here and on social media when a new date has been set. Thank you to all who continue to advocate for worker rights. ***
March 29, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Tuesdays With Tillis firstname.lastname@example.org
Workers First Caravan
When: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 Time: 11 – 11:30 am Where: Thom Tillis’s Raleigh Office, 310 New Bern Ave, Raleigh, NC 27601
Raleigh, North Carolina – Along with both the State and National AFL/CIO organizations, Tuesdays With Tillis will be participating in an action of national solidarity for the implementation of America’s Five Economic Essentials and passage of the HEROES Act.
They will join with the AFL/CIO and other labor organizations in bringing to public attention the following five demands:
~ Keep front-line workers safe and secure.
~ Keep workers employed and protect earned pension checks.
~ Keep state and local governments, our public schools and the U.S. Postal Service solvent and working.
~ Keep America healthy – protect and expand health insurance for all workers.
~ Keep America competitive – hire people to build infrastructure.
At 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, participants will form a Caravan of vehicles that will circle the Terry Sanford Federal Office Building & Court House at 310 New Bern Ave, Raleigh. A smaller group will participate from the sidewalk, maintaining appropriate physical-distancing and wearing protective face masks.
Since January 2017, Tuesdays With Tillis has been holding weekly rallies outside the Raleigh office of Sen. Thom Tillis, demanding that he support the needs of the people over the needs of his corporate donors. Honoring Gov. Roy Cooper’s requests to maintain physical distancing to minimize the spread of COVID-19, Tuesdays With Tillis members now continue to meet weekly via video conferencing, and are organizing action teams to meet the growing need for assistance among those most directly impacted and most vulnerable. Volunteers wishing to know more can contact the group at email@example.com.