Friday, August 08, 2008

Operation March for our lives:

Minnesota Statewide Caravan

On August 1st at 3:30 PM at St. Paul City Hall (15 W. Kellogg Blvd.), the Poor Peoples Economic Human Rights Campaign will launch "Operation March For Our Lives." Operation March for Our Lives will be a statewide caravan through Minnesota to collect economic human rights violations documentation. The portrait of poverty that this documentation paints will be presented at the Minnesota Truth Commission at 2PM on August 30th at Sabathani Community Center on August 30th at 2:00pm.

We are recruiting and training Human Rights Monitors to collect economic human rights documentation. Human Rights Monitors will be hosted by local communities and will march and sleep along the roadside. We're encouraging Minnesotans to watch our website and to visit us along our caravan and to bring us your stories of trying to pay for healthcare, losing your home to foreclosure, high unemployment on your reservation or how you didn't have enough food to feed your children this month.

Operation March For our Lives will also serve as a vehicle to place representatives of Minnesota's various branches of government & opinion shapers on notice about their obligations under human rights treaties.

If your interested in helping to host the marchers or if you would like to join us on the march, please email us at or call our office today at 612-821-2364.

Here is the tentative route for the Minnasota Statewide:

Aug. 1-2: St Paul to Duluth

Aug. 3: Taconite

Aug. 4: Hibbing

Aug. 5: Grand Rapids

Aug 6: Cass Lake

Aug 7: Leech Lake

Aug 8: Bemidji

Aug 9: Red Lake

Aug 10: Red Lake Falls

Aug 11: Crookston

Aug 12-13: White Earth

Aug 14: Detroit Lakes

Aug 15-16: Moorhead

Aug 17: St. Cloud

Aug 18: Waconia

Aug 19: Owatonna

Aug 20: Austin

Aug 21: Rochester

Aug 22: Minneapolis/St. Paul

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