ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Members of the NAACP will rally at the Capitol to show solidarity with public employees and union members around the country.

The group says the march is in support of a living wage as well as civil and human rights. It’s part of the NAACP’s ‘We Are One’ campaign, which it says promotes dignity, fairness and equality for working families. Organizers say they expect hundreds of participants.

Monday afternoon’s march starts at Cathedral Park in St. Paul and ends at the Capitol’s upper mall.

NAACP spokesman Christopher Fleming says the rally isn’t in response to any particular legislation in Minnesota.

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Comments (14)
  1. Jimmy says:

    They should not rally at the capital. They should be holding these rallys at Targets, Best Buys and TCF’, and all the other corporations that wrote a check that elected the these nuts.

  2. Robert says:

    This organization has been irrelevant for years and their continued existence does nothing except create racism. It promotes a single race over others when we should be accepting all races as one and equal.

  3. fred says:

    hundreds are expected……and maybe 2 or 3 of them will have to take time off from work

    1. Dennis says:

      LOL, amen to that.

  4. Dennis says:

    Actually, I think that Jesse Jackson found out there’s some hot chics in the Twin Cities, and decided to come out and play…:)

  5. Joe Hanson says:

    “Colored People” – really?

  6. RIII says:

    This is really relevant as so many of the public employees and union members around the country live in such squalor and poverty. I have heard that some can no longer afford the property taxes on their second homes.

    1. me says:

      It’s actually very relevant because so many of Jesse Jackson’s supporters rely heavily on the civil programs these workers help provide. Look at it like this, you scratch my back, and I’ll ensure you keep getting those juicy government handouts.

  7. erin failte says:

    To all of you Koch bros. funded RACIST commenters, SHAME SHAME! SHAME!

    Tell me what democracy looks like…never mind, you all have no clue

  8. OH YA says:

    Two words “TEAR GAS”

  9. Reform says:

    Al these comments prove one thing, Racism Lives.

  10. MaryE says:

    The unions are providing free cigarettes and beer. Same tacit they used to get out the vote. The unions, along with the naacp, want to keep as many as possible happy and dumb. Hold them back, don’t think for yourself, and vote democrat is their motto.

    1. Reform says:

      “United We Stand, Divided We Fall,” National Brazier Union
      You should try one MaryE

  11. Kevin says:

    Who cares…..they suck….

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