MLK's Dream Lives On in Springfield

Our local event featured a mix of union leaders, workers, and community activists who took turns on a portable PA system to speak about their personal experiences fighting for justice and the need to join together to carry the fight forward. After a few brief speeches outside City Hall, participants shouted and chanted as they made their way over to the Bank of America branch on Main Street. The largest bank in the United States has become a poster child for corporate greed while it does nothing to help struggling families keep their homes despite receiving billions of dollars in bailout money. The group then marched back at City Hall for a final round of speeches, a recording of Dr. King, capped off with a spirited round of "Solidarity Forever."

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