Thanks to Supporters who Faced the Cold on Saturday
At least 100 people stood along Meadow Street last Saturday to show their support for Amber Little, the stylist fired from the Ithaca Cost Cutter last month. It was a typical frigid February day but coffee, donut holes, hot chocolate and solidarity kept everyone warm…or at least, cheerful. I held the Religious Task Force banner with two folks who traveled from Syracuse, members of the Labor/Religion Coalition there. A SUNY Brockport student, shooting a documentary about low income women struggling with the Social Services world, was there, along with local residents and media. Thanks to the beeps as you drove by, too! Nothing like a little support to keep a crowd dedicated.
The Ithaca Journal printed this article about the Rally and the National Labor Relations Board investigation into Cost Cutters: http://www.theithacajournal.com/article/201002141805/NEWS01/2140342
Immigrants Rights Coalition Dinner this Thursday
The Tompkins County Immigrant Rights Coalition and other local groups are sponsoring a welcome dinner for advocates of immigration reform, who will conclude a five-day lobbying tour across the state in Ithaca. The tour was sponsored by Reform Immigration for America and the New York Immigration Coalition. The dinner is Thursday, Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Women’s Community Building, 100 W. Seneca Street, Ithaca. The event will include brief remarks and information on the topic, live music by Colleen Kattau, and a Cuban main dish. Bring your own (non-alcoholic) drinks, salad or desert. All are welcome. Donations $4 – 50 are encouraged.