DC 99% Spring Training Preps for Direct Action

(Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO)Public school teachers, union organizers, non-profit staffers, a yoga teacher, a think tank fellow, and retirees all came together at the AFL-CIO yesterday to participate in DC Jobs with Justice’s 99% Spring training, a part of the nation-wide 99% Spring which aims to train 100,000 people in non-violent direct action. Both seasoned organizers and people new to political action attended the training, where they watched the movie “Heist” about the causes of the economic collapse and participated in role-plays about direct actions from leafleting to escalated actions. “With this training, we can really put together some great actions” said Coleson Breen, a participant in the training and the Co-Chair of the Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America. “I’m feeling very optimistic about the spring.”

report/photo by Ben Kreider from LiUNA

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