“The Rev. Gregory Holston, executive director of POWER, was on hand to express his support for the protesting workers. Holston said the city and the nation could be transformed by raising worker’s wages and lifting them out of poverty. He also expressed his opposition to Puzder’s nomination. ‘We stand up against this nominee today because he has consistently shown that he does not believe that citizens and even his own workers should have a living wage,’ Holston said…” (Continue reading.)
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Philadelphia Interfaith Group Expands POWER
Fresh off recent successes rallying urban Jewish, Muslim, and Christian congregations to enter the political fray,
one of Philadelphia's largest interfaith coalitions has now set its sights on the region...
“President Trump’s executive order banning refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries sparked several thousand people to gather for the March for Humanity, a rally and march at Thomas Paine Plaza today to protest the ban. They brought children and dogs and hundreds of signs. Slogans included “It does not say RSVP on the Statue of Liberty,” “Fight ignorance, Not immigration” and “I like my cheesesteaks wiz wit equal rights and protections for all immigrants…” (Continue reading.)
“Another protest took place at Philadelphia International Airport, the second in as many days, after travelers arriving from nations subject to President Donald Trump’s travel ban were detained and returned. Protesters like Ellen Bedenko rallied against President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning travelers from seven majority Muslim nations including Syrian refugees. Sunday’s protest was the city’s largest since the order was signed Friday…” (Continue reading.)