Activists team up to launch new community organization
BURLINGTON, Vermont (WCAX) – Activists in Vermont are joining forces to amplify their popular power.
On Sunday, July 4, they traveled to Burlington City Hall to launch a brand new partnership between various political and social groups across the state. This is called the coalition for solidarity.
The organizers, Mohamed Shariff of The Black Perspective and James Marc Leas of Cancel-the-F-35 — People for Peace & Security say the aim is to increase the influence of activists by joining forces.
“The idea is to bring together social justice, economic justice, labor groups, labor groups and the opposition to the F35, The Black Perspective and all the other groups working for freedom, democracy and justice”, Leas said. “Because alone, dispersed, we are very weak, but together we can exercise power. And that has been the history of this country. When people come together and work together, they can effect change. “
The Coalition for Solidarity is inviting any organization or person who wishes to attend their meetings to talk about the initiatives they have underway and collaborate with others. having this opportunity to connect with and amplify with each other, while doing it ourselves as an organization, ”said Shariff.
The Coalition for Solidarity says it chose to organize its first event on Independence Day to “continue the revolution started in 1776”.
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