WNC People’s Power Coalition holds speakout July 1 in downtown Asheville

Press release from Indivisible Asheville

A coalition of local labor, community and faith organizations will hold a WNC People’s Assembly in Asheville on Saturday afternoon, July 1, in solidarity with nonprofits and community organizations holding similar events in 12 other cities across the state.

WHAT:   “Day of Outrage” People’s Power Assembly
WHEN:   Saturday, July 1, 2023, 5 p.m.
WHERE:  1 N. Pack Square, Asheville 28801
WHO:     WNC People’s Power Coalition
WHY:     To call attention to the NC General Assembly’s recent attacks on elections, voting rights, reproductive rights, education, the environment and more, on the day when newly passed legislation will become law.

Following a short introduction, community leaders will address critical areas under threat from current legislation. Speakers including NC Sen. Julie Mayfield, Asheville Food & Beverage Workers Union representative Jen Hampton, Racial Justice Coalition director Rob Thomas, and others. A 10-15-minute public speakout period will follow, during which individuals and organizations will be able to share information, stories and concerns.

Organizations Involved:

The NC People’s Power Coalition has been endorsed to date by 95 North Carolina organizations. Local groups participating in the Asheville event include Asheville DSA, Asheville Food & Beverage Workers, Carolina Jews for Justice, Dogwood Alliance, Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, Indivisible Asheville/WNC, PSL Carolinas, Racial Justice Coalition, Southern Vision Alliance, Southern Workers Assembly, Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry NC, and Western Region NC Poor People’s Campaign, among others.

The People’s Power Agenda:

The NC People’s Power Coalition is calling on state lawmakers to address a seven-point People’s Power Agenda: to invest in children’s education and safety, to fund and protect accessible healthcare, to keep bans off our bodies, to uproot racism and protect immigrants, to create a just economy for all, to defend voting rights and democracy, and to protect our future with environmental justice.

For more information on the NC People’s Power Coalition, visit here.

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