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FLOC Set to March, Rally at Reynolds Mtg. Friday

Jeremy Sprinkle
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FRIDAY (5/6) is the big day; join us!

Carpools from various locations in North Carolina have been established to help folks get to the march and rally in Winston-Salem on Friday.

From Raleigh: Meet at NC State AFL-CIO, 1408 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC; carpool departs at 8:00 AM.

From Durham: Meet at Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Church, 4907 Garrett Road, Durham, NC; carpool departs at 8:30 AM.

From Greensboro: Meet at Glenwood Community Development Group (formerly the HIVE), 1214 Grove St., Greensboro, NC; carpool departs at 9:00 AM.

From Chapel Hill: Meet in front of the ATMs outside Davis Library on UNC Campus,208 Raleigh Street, Chapel Hill, NC; carpool departs at 8:30 AM.

From Dudley: FLOC office, 4354 Hwy 117 Alt S., Dudley, NC; carpool departs at 6:00 AM.

For more information about the carpools, contact Bri Connors at 763-299-5970.

Demand justice for tobacco farmworkers!

Come out and join hundreds of FLOC members and supporters as we demand justice for farmworkers in downtown Winston-Salem on the morning of May 6th. The event will begin at 10:30 with a protest at Reynolds (401 N. Main St.), followed by a rally and march through Winston Salem.

What: Picket outside the Reynolds American shareholders’ meeting and march in downtown W-S
When: Friday, May 6, 2011 at 10:00 AM; picket at 10:30; march to follow
Where: Start at Lloyd Presbyterian Church, 748 N Chestnut St., Winston Salem, NC; picket outside Reynolds American headquarters, 401 North Main Street Winston-Salem, NC.
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Download the flyer for more information: May 6 March on Reynolds (PDF).

For over 3 years, Reynolds executives have refused to even meet with farmworkers time and time again. But, the law requires that they hold a shareholder meeting, so this is our chance to make them hear our voice. FLOC Supporters from labor, faith, civil rights, campus, and the broader community will be inside and outside of the meeting calling on the tobacco giant to end human rights abuses in their supply chain. In these times of attacks on working people from Wisconsin to North Carolina, it is even more important that we stand in solidarity. Join us!

Please join us and sign up to receive more details as they become available, let us know if
you can volunteer, or invite a FLOC representative to speak to your organization. Contact [email protected] or 919-731-4433 for more information.

Can't make it? Help us reach our fund raising goal to make the event a success. All donations from individuals under $100 will be matched by the Fund for Democratic Communities! Donate here.