The Coalition to Protest at the DNC, a convergence of socio-economic justice activists as well as progressive labor forces, send greetings from Charlotte, NC and around the country. We stand in solidarity with, and endorse, the Coalition to March on the RNC‘s demand for good jobs for all, especially from North Carolina, and other states, where denying public service workers the right to collective bargaining and union busting is a daily reality.
The Democrats and Republicans are ardently pushing austerity programs on the 99% with both parties pandering to banks and large corporations. Democratic leadership has greatly increased deportations, augmented war spending, and ushered in huge budget cuts, while the Republicans have fomented racism, xenophobia, and attacks on both women and the LGBTQ communities to sow divisions. We know that at the end of the day, both parties serve and protect the interests of the 1%.
The Coalition to Protest at the DNC calls for a mass people’s movement to demand a better future for our communities, and sees both the RNC, in Tampa, FL and the DNC in Charlotte, NC as ideal times to resist the economic crisis, the banks, the wars, and call for justice for all working people.