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Baltimore City Board of Estimates Votes to End Agreement with Energy Answers Incinerator Project

Baltimore City School Board today is ending a similar agreement with the Curtis Bay project

This follows Baltimore Regional Cooperative Purchasing Committee decision in February to end its support for trash burning project

Baltimore City leaders reverse years of support for the troubled Energy Answers trash-burning incinerator, when the Board of Estimates voted to terminate its energy purchasing agreement with the company.  The action by the Board of Estimates removes an important source of revenue for the project in the Fairfield neighborhood of far south Baltimore.  Additionally, the Baltimore City School Board has decided to end its agreement with the incinerator project as well and is in the process of informing Energy Answers. Students, community members and environmentalists have been protesting the massive waste-to-energy incinerator because it would cause more air pollution to a community that already suffers some of the most toxic air pollution in Maryland.

 

 

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United Workers & The Poor People’s Campaign Gulf Coast Tour- Days 2 & 3

United Workers leadership organizer Luis Larin joined the Poverty Initiative and other leaders in the movement to end poverty  on a tour of the Gulf Coast. Check out Luis’ thoughts and reflections on Day 2 & Day 3 as he travels the South connecting with local leaders fighting for life and dignity & wrestles with what it would take to realize a Poor People’s Campaign today.

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We Did It!

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On the rainy morning of November 1st United Workers Team Exercise Your Rights completed our 2nd Annual Run/Walk & Children’s race. Thank you to all the runners & walkers who participated in this year’s race. We appreciate everyone who made a donation to sustain our movement for human rights & fair development in Baltimore and throughout the state of Maryland. This year we  surpassed our original fundraising goal.

We reached a grand total of $12, 259 because of your support.

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United Workers & The Poor People’s Campaign Gulf Coast Tour- Day 1

Yesterday, United Workers leadership organizer Luis Larin joined the Poverty Initiative and other leaders (like UW leader Ashley Hufnagel) in the movement to end poverty, on Day 1 of the Poor People’s Campaign Gulf Coast TourCheck out Luis’ thoughts and reflections as he travels the South connecting with local leaders fighting for life and dignity & wrestles with what it would take to realize a Poor People’s Campaign today. 

Check back for more photos and updates from Luis. 

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And the 2014 City Paper vote for “Best Activism” goes to…Free Your Voice!

The City Paper recently published their “Best of Baltimore 2014″ edition. Free Your Voice took the prize for “Best Activism” in Baltimore. Cheers to  the creativity and commitment  of the students and community members of Curtis Bay and beyond in the fight for the human right to clean air and a healthy community!

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Photos from Human Rights Rally at Maryland Statehouse (All Lives Matter!)

Thanks to everyone who came out yesterday to support the Moral Monday’s solidarity human rights rally. It was a powerful moment to have so many different communities and organizations coming together across the lines of differences to make it clear that all lives matter.

Forward together, not one step back!

Check out the photos below!

https://www.flickr.com//photos/unitedworkers/sets/72157646903066576/show/

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Watch United Workers Media Team Video on Our Fight to Make Housing a Human Right

In 1968 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. described a housing crisis in America when he explained, “Poor people are forced to pay more for less. Living in conditions day in and day out where the whole area is constantly drained without being replenished. It becomes a kind of domestic colony. And the tragedy is, so often these forty million people are invisible because America is so affluent, so rich. Because our expressways carry us from the ghetto, we don’t see the poor.”

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