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CWAers Rally in DC for Poor People's Campaign

Over the last six weeks, CWAers have been joining tens of thousands of people across the country to participate in nonviolent direct actions to fight back against the structures that are undermining our democracy and supporting economic injustice. 

This week, CWAers rallied in Washington, D.C., marching to the Supreme Court where CWA President Shelton, Secretary-Treasurer Sara Steffens, members of CWA's Executive Board, and other CWAers engaged in civil disobedience to draw attention to the progress that remains to be made on education, living wages, jobs, and housing. 

CWA Local 6450 President and call center worker Sarah Harreus spoke at the rally to highlight the ongoing fight for a fair contract at AT&T.

"AT&T made $30 billion last year," Harreus said. "Can you believe that even with all that money they got from the tax cut, AT&T is insisting that we pay even more for our health care? That's not right. The reality is big corporations like AT&T have gotten too big, too greedy and instead of making our economy stronger, they're pushing people into poverty." (Click here to check out the full video of Sarah's remarks on Facebook.)

This renewal of the Poor People's Campaign comes 50 years after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., first put forth his vision of a multi-racial movement to address the root causes of poverty. CWA's Human Rights Growth Fund is supporting work with the Poor People's campaign.


CWAers rallied in Washington, DC, marching to the Supreme Court where CWA President Shelton, Secretary Treasurer Sara Steffens, members of CWA's Executive Board, and other CWAers engaged in civil disobedience with the co-organizer of the renewal of the Poor People's Campaign, Reverend William Barber, II, to draw attention to the progress that remains to be made on education, living wages, jobs, and housing. CWA Local 6450 President and call center worker Sarah Harreus spoke at the rally to highlight the ongoing fight for a fair contract at AT&T.