No opposition planned for threat to "Heritage" in Richmond this weekend
This weekend, we get even closer to destroying white supremacy, as the Fight for 15 and various other groups will march down Monument Avenue to the Robert E. Lee statue unopposed. No signs of opposition from "Heritage" groups or Southern Nationalists appear to be planned.
"RICHMOND, Va. -- An estimated 10,000 low wage workers are expected to march down Monument Avenue Saturday, the culmination of the first ever “Fight for $15” movement convention. Advocates with the “Fight for $15” group are calling for policymakers and big businesses to take steps towards a $15 per hour minimum wage for all workers.
Organizers said they strategically picked Richmond for the convention because of the city’s role as the former capitol of the Confederacy.
"We really want to draw links between the racist history of the United States and current policies that are happening now and the low wages workers are experiencing,” said Kendall Fells, National Organizing Director for Fight for $15. “These are workers who are going to work every day, doing everything by the book, but yet they can't seem to get by. Even though they work for corporations that are making $5-6 billion a year in profit.""
Looks like they've thrown in the towel folks!
Restoring the honor!