Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

Memphis Progressives

This blog is to help progressives in memphis communicate, share and organize, so if your group has an announcement, upcoming event, etc. send them to me an I will post them... and if you know any progressive groups that we can add to the directory on the side let me know..


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sunday, June 12, 2011

"Justice For All" Rally Seeks to Unite Memphis Progressives

"Justice For All" Rally Seeks to Unify Progressive Causes - WREG
A coalition of progressives groups representative women, labor, immigrants, and the LGBT community, organized a rally Saturday in Memphis to protest recent actions by the conservative Republican Tennessee legislature to restrict the collective bargaining rights of public employees, cut funding for Planned Parenthood, and to rollback and prohibit local laws to prohibit discrimination against gays and lesbians and LGBT people. 

In addition to anti-gay and anti-labor legislation at the state level, the Memphis City government is considering proposals to privatize sanitation services and destroy the local AFSCME labor union that Dr. MLK came to Memphis to march with to protest low wages prior to his assassination.