|Truckin' for freedom.|
OMG. I knew #weareGA was gonna be big, but this is HUGE. 4 blocks. http://t.co/Z3QnuNcB #occupyatlanta #sb469 #1u #stateSOSThe message is simple: Elected representatives should be working on job creation instead of attacking their own constituents. SB469 is so bad you can't believe it's happening in America. The bill would let the government interfere with a worker's choice to join a union, and it would criminalize picketing. Incredibly, it passed the Georgia Senate and will be considered by the House next week.
Teamsters met up with their union brothers at 11 a.m. in front of the IBEW building and marched together toward the Capitol. @D0rK_F4ce tweeted:
Civil rights hero Rep. John Lewis rallied the crowd. Another congressman was there too, but we haven't figured out who yet. Nonetheless, @stacyhopkinsga tweeted (aptly):
Helicopter overhead, hundreds in front of the capitol, beautiful day to fights for your rights! #wearega
Listening to Rep. John Lewis.
Tip 'o the hat 2 the GA Dems who attended today's rally; we need 2 see 2 hear from those fighting for us so we can have YOUR back! #weareGAIf you couldn't attend the rally, try to show up at the SB469 hearing at 3 pm in the Capitol. Or click here and do what the instructions say! Or follow @jennaudrey's advice:
Big props to our brothers and sisters at Local 728 in Atlanta. They've been leading the fight against this attempt to take away our Constitutional rights.