RI Jobs with Justice to recognize Mike Downey, Mary Kay Harris, others

Dec 12, 2012

The liberal activist group RI Jobs with Justice is having its latest awards dinner this Thursday, 6-9 pm, at the Cranston Portuguese Club. Former state rep David Segal sent along the following details:

Jobs With Justice is scrappy, but one of the most important and effective activist organizations in Rhode Island.  The campaign they helped lead in support of a living wage ordinance in Providence is one of the reasons I got involved in politics here and decided to run for City Council a decade ago. 

It’s Rhode Island Jobs with Justice’s sweet 16, and you’re invited to celebrate another year of fighting together for economic and social justice.

Those set to be recognized are:

Mike Downey, AFSCME Council 94

Mary Kay Harris, Direct Action for Rights and Equality

John Joyce, Rhode Island Homeless Advocacy Project

Lizbeth Larkin, Cranston Teacher’s Alliance, AFT, AFL-CIO

Steve Murphy, IBEW, Local 2323