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In the wake of the murder of unarmed teen Mike Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, MO, many people are seeking ways that they can help. We encourage everyone to take part in the following actions, as well as helping to educate your community on systemic violence upon communities of color.

National Day of Solidarity Actions for Mike Brown
Saturday, August 16
1:00 pm
Canfield Green Apartments, Ferguson, MO

Groups on the ground in St. Louis are calling for nationwide solidarity actions in support of Justice for Mike Brown and the end of police and extrajudicial killings everywhere. On Saturday at 1pm -- one week after the murder of Mike Brown by a Ferguson police officer--we in St. Louis will gather at the location that Mike was shot in the Canfield Apartment buildings. We ask that you gather at the places in your community on Saturday where police and extrajudicial killings have occurred, or anywhere, to memorialize lives that have been lost and demand justice by ending systemic violence upon communities of color.

(If you are not in St. Louis, find an event near you or register one here.)

You can also help by:
•    Contributing to the bail fund: http://bit.ly/...
•    Contributing to the organizer fund: http://obs-onthemove.org/...

Update I: The above is from an email sent by ProVote in Missouri.

ProVote is a coalition of unions and progressives:

   

Coalition Members

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Missouri ProVote is proud to have so many progressive organizations as Coalition Members.

Together we can get the state of Missouri back on track.

Our Coalition Member organizations:

AFT Missouri

AFT Local 420

CWA Local 6355

CWA District 6

CWA Local 6300

CWA Local 6301

CWA – Greater St. Louis City Council

MOLLI’s List    

NARAL Pro-Choice MO

NOW    

Operating Engineers Local 148

PROMO

SEIU MO/KS St. Council

SEIU Local 1

Women’s Political Caucus of St Louis

Senior Democrats of the Ozarks

Teamsters Local 245  

Teamsters JC 13, Local 688

Missouri Votes Conservation

MOPAG (Missouri Progressive Action Group)

Originally posted to TomP on Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 12:24 PM PDT.

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