People’s Assembly yesterday at Asbury

01/11/2009 9:14 AM by

Community activists and organizers met yesterday at Asbury United Methodist Church for a People’s Assembly (PDF) to discuss a state-wide agenda of concerns. Via the RTD:

About 75 to 100 people concerned about workers’ rights, immigration, education, U.S. involvement in war, health care and prisoners’ rights met for the daylong event at Asbury United Methodist Church in Richmond’s Church Hill neighborhood.


“The General Assembly, and the government in general, needs to be accountable to the people, the taxpayers and the people who pay their paychecks,” said Breanne Armbrust of Richmond Jobs with Justice. Armbrust’s group, along with the Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality, organized yesterday’s meeting.



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