Starts Saturday, July 12, 2008
at 4:00 PM for 135 minutes
"Stop Tax Dollars Suuport for Sweatshops" Hearing and Rally
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Garment workers with firsthand experience in sweatshops will join local religious leaders, elected officials, and experts in a mock trial calling on Governor Rendell and other Governors to join the Sweatfree Consortium to end the use of taxpayer dollars to buy uniforms and other apparel from sweatshops. The Workers’ Rights Board will hear testimony and issue a verdict directed at the Governors, who will be meeting across the street at the 100th Anniversary meeting of the National Governors Association.
Governor Edward Rendell of Pennsylvania, the host of the NGA meeting, has been a leader in the “sweatfree states” movement and human rights advocates hope and expect that Rendell will be the first Governor to officially commit his state to joining the Sweatfree Consortium.
A short march and rally with strong visuals will follow. The event is part of a national campaign to end government support for sweatshop abuses.
Organization: Jobs with Justice and Sweatfree Communities
Contact Info: Fabricio Rodriguez (firstname.lastname@example.org)
(Registration Not Required)