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December 9th, 2010 By | News | Posted In: Human Rights, Financial Crisis, Public Policy, Protests, Family

Organizers Plan Human Rights March

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Tomorrow is International Human Rights Day and the event will be commemorated locally with a march to several local offices, urging state and federal policymakers to reduce deficits through other means than hurting the poor, the disabled, children and the elderly.

The march begins at 11 a.m. at the Contact Center, located at 1227 Vine St., in Over-the-Rhine. It will include stops at the Hamilton County Department of Job and Family Services, the Justice Center, and U.S. Sen. George Voinovich’s office, downtown near Walnut and Seventh streets.

Speakers with personal stories, original poetry and caroling will be featured at each stop.

Among the groups organizing the march are the Contact Center, Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center, Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless, Over-the-Rhine for Education in Public Schools, and The People's Empowerment Coalition of Ohio.

The march will focus attention on the human rights to have health care, afforadable housing, and an economic safety net of employment and — for those unable to work — income assistance, organizers said. They will call on Congress to extend unemployment insurance to the 2 million Americans being cut from this basic safety net of cash assistance.

International Human Rights Day is observed annually by the United Nations to call for human needs to be met by all nations. One in every five children in the United States lives in poverty, which organizers said shows the need for a basic economic safety net.

For more information, call 513-381-4242.

 
 
01.20.2011 at 07:31 Reply
The article states' "International Human Rights Day is observed annually by the United Nations to call for human needs to be met by all nations". Where has this observance been in the life of African Americans who are most in need of, "focused attention on the human rights to have health care, afforadable housing, and an economic safety net of employment and for those unable to work — income assistance, and to extend unemployment insurance to the 2 million Americans being cut from this basic safety net of cash assistance." African Americans make up a disproportionate number of those without health care, affordable housing, and most in need of an economic safety net for employment, income assistance and extended unemployment benefits. America it is prime time for African Americans to take charge of their lives, in their own country (ancestral homeland in West Africa), immediately, and without delay. Please contact us on our web site, www.thenewunitedrepublic.com. Please take our Opinion Poll. The good people of Ohio developed the Ohio Plan for the repatriation of African Americans in the 1800's. Please help us ressurrect this plan for African Americans to return to their ancestral homeland. In 1930 three million African Americans signed up to leave the United States by repatriating to West Africa, the US Congress ignored the petition of the Peace Movement for repatriation. Please do not let this happen again, help us American people. Remember, African Americans who want to remain in America, next time you pulled over by a Policeman and disrespected it's your own fault, the next time you are followed and treated like a thief while shopping it's your own fault, the next time you are passed over for a promotion, or assignment or other benefit it's your own fault, the next time you see a 16% unemployment rate for Black adults and a 32% unemployment rate for Black youth it's your own fault, the next Black child to get killed from some weapon, gun or knife it's your own fault, the next time you read about a failing Black school or failed Black school system it's your own fault! We can do much better on our own Land back home in West Africa.

 

 
 
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