MADISON, Wis., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Responding to the overwhelming crisis facing working people in this country, the A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) will hold a press conference in Madison on Thursday, March 31 at 10:30 am. APRI is issuing a call to its members in 150 cities and 30 states to connect Martin Luther King Jr. commemorations around the country on April 4 to the workers' struggles in Wisconsin. The group purposely moved its meeting to Madison this week to endorse a series of events in all 50 states known as "We Are One".
APRI President Clayola Brown states, "April 4 has always been a significant date to an organization of African-American workers like ours, but this year it is extra special in light of the spirit of Dr. King that flowed through Wisconsin."
Who: A. Philip Randolph Institute, named for the legendary labor and civil rights leader who was known as the architect of the March on Washington; APRI President Clayola Brown; APRI Executive Board members Fred Mason, President, Maryland AFL-CIO; Tina Abbot, Secretary-Treasurer, Michigan AFL-CIO; George Gresham, President, SEIU 1199 New York; Diann Woodard, President, American Federation of School Administrators. Dian Palmer, President of SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin, and Wisconsin Senator Spencer Coggs.
What: Press Conference to make real "We Are One with Wisconsin Workers Day"
When: March 31, 10:30 AM
Where: 2nd floor of the Concourse Hotel - University Rooms C&D