Join the Southern Workers Assembly contingent at #FightFor15 march on the old Confederacy in Richmond!

Saturday, August 13 / 1pm
Monroe Park, Richmond, VA

*Free buses leaving NC and VA, see below for info and to sign up*

The Southern Workers Assembly is encouraging all of our members organizations and supporters to join the national Fight for $15 march in Richmond next weekend, August 13. 

Join the SWA Contingent in the march!  Please look for our yellow banner or call us at 919-539-2051

Please see the announcement below from Raise Up, along with bus information from cities near you! 

Solidarity Forever,
SWA Coordinating Committee

Join the #FightFor15 march on the old Confederacy!

In just a few short weeks, we will be marching with the #FightFor15 in Richmond, VA – and we need you with us.

This is truly an historic moment. Four years ago, a few dozen fast-food workers went on strike in New York City for $15 an hour and union rights.

Today, the movement that those strikers set in motion is 64 million strong. Workers have won $15 an hour in New York state and California, in Seattle and for cities and companies across the country – and we’ve helped change the conversation on economic and racial justice.

The choice of Richmond, the one-time heart of the Confederacy, will allow us to draw links between the way workers are treated today and the racist history of the United States -- and connect the Fight for 15 with the growing Black Lives Matter and immigrant justice movements.

That is why we are proud to be part of the #FightFor15.  We are winning change that matters.

I want you to join us at the Richmond rally. Rev. Dr. William J Barber II of the Moral Monday/Forward Together Movement will lead the march. Free buses are leaving from around the state to join this historic march (see below for full list). Will you sign up right now to be there?

❑ YES! I want to join the #FightFor15 rally in Richmond, VA onAugust 13!

This fight is not just about dollars and cents – though we will not stop until every person who works hard makes enough to live.

It’s about justice. About economic justice. Racial justice. Immigration justice.

It’s about building a society where parents make enough money to feed their kids and send them to school.  Where people do not need to worry about where their next meal is coming from, how they’ll pay their health care bills, or being racially profiled or discriminated against.

It’s about people coming together and making change. And that’s why we need you with us in Richmond at our rally on August 13. Sign up now.Stand with us.

Thanks for joining the fight.

In solidarity, forward together,

Rolanda McMillian
McDonald's worker and Fight for 15 leader
Richmond, VA

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Get on the Bus to Join the March! 

North Carolina

Asheville / 6:30am / Asheville Mall, 3 S Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC 28805

Burlington / 9:30am / Location TBA

Charlotte / 7:30am / Action NC office, 5500 Executive Center Dr, Charlotte, NC 28212

Chapel Hill / 9:30am / United Church of Chapel Hill, 1321 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Durham / 10:00am / Raise Up Office, 2220 N. Roxboro St, Durham NC 27701

Fayetteville / 9:00am / Cross Creek Mall, 419 Cross Creek Mall, Fayetteville, NC 28303

Greensboro / 9:00am / Interactive Resource Center (back lot), 407 E Washington St, Greensboro, NC 27401

Greenville / 10:00am / Philipi Church, 3760 Philippi Cir, Greenville, NC 27858

Raleigh / 10:00am / Sam's Club, 3001 Calvary Dr, Raleigh, NC 27604 

Rocky Mount / 10:00am / Belk's, Golden East Crossing, 1100 N Wesleyan Blvd Suite 9101, Rocky Mount, NC 27804

Tarheel / 9:00am / UFCW Local 1208, 14400 Hwy 87 W. Tar Heel, NC 28392

Wilmington / 8:00am / Wilmington Central Church of Christ, 1134 N Kerr Avenue, Wilmington, NC 28405


Blacksburg / 9:00am / 800 Drillfield Dr, Blacksburg VA 24061

Danville / 10:00am / 420 W Main St, Danville VA 24541

Fairfax/NOVA / 11:00am / 11181 Lee Hwy, Fairfax VA 22030

Fredericksburg / 12:00pm / 1301 College Ave, Fredericksburg VA 22401

Hampton Roads/Newport News / 11:00am / 1900 Cunningham Dr, Hampton VA 23666

Norfolk / 10am /  Nauticus Museum, 1 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510

Petersburg / 12:30pm / 1 Hayden Drive, Petersburg VA 23806

Roanoke / 10:00am / 806 Jamison Ave SE, Roanoke VA 24013

Virginia Beach / TBA

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