25 Reasons to be in Saturday’s Million People’s March

The People’s Organization for Progress will begin a march in downtown Newark this Saturday at 12 noon in front of the Lincoln Monument, at the corner of West Market Street and Springfield Avenue. The largely publicized Million People’s March against police brutality, racial injustice, and economic inequality is cosponsored by over one hundred organizations. Here are twenty five reasons to be there on the twenty fifth.

1) Because 137 shots is excessive

Timmothy Russell's windshield is shown during a mock up of the crime scene during manslaughter trial for a police officer in Cleveland

2) Because minimum wages have gone down

Minimum wage

3) Because Larry Hamm came to Plainfield to ask for your support

4) Because the US is the largest prison state in the world

PerCountry

5) Because of Michael Brown

MikeBrown

6) Because the corporate media ignores you if you’re not in the street

Corporate media

7) Because your #hashtags only go so far

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8) Because incarceration is out of control

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9) Especially for some of us

Incarceration by race

10) Because the pipeline begins in preschool

preschool

11) Because Walter Scott won’t make it there

Walter Scott

12) Because of the Charleston Victims

Charleston Victims

13) Because college tuition won’t stop going up

Tuition

14) Neither will student debt

StudentDebt

15) Because that still doesn’t mean a job

Underemployment

16) Because the NSA tracks everything you say

nsa

17) Because a loosey should not be a death sentence

Garner

18) Because who’s next?

JusticeFor

19) Because the punishments do not fit the crimes

PunishmentFitCrime

20) Because no one’s really looking at your Facebook

hashtag activism

21) Because innocent Byron Halsey did 22 years

ByronHalsey

22) Because national problems are Plainfield problems

23) Because I have your Saturday schedule from the main train station – $14 round trip
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24) Or Netherwood – $12 round trip

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25) Because…

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