Yesterday, some members of the Ohio Conference participated in a large rally in Columbus. Here is the beginning of a news report in the Columbus Dispatch:
“More than 3,000 union workers and supporters marched this morning from the Arena District to the Greater Columbus Convention Center, where Americans for Prosperity is hosting its ninth annual Defending the American Dream Summit. ‘When politicians are taking money from billionaires and letting them control our government, it’s no good for anybody,’ said Jarod Tomaino of UAW Local 1112 in Lordstown, as he stood outside the convention center, cars honking as they drove by. ‘This is to show you can’t buy the American dream. That’s what they’re trying to do.’”
Here are a few photos of the event.
Sara Kilpatrick (Executive Director of the Ohio Conference), Josh Lenes (National Organizing Staff), Rudy Fichtenbaum (President of AAUP), John McNay (President of the Ohio Conference), Gretchen McNamera (Secretary of the Wright State Chapter)
Looking backward from my position as the marchers gathered in a Columbus park.
Looking forward from my position as the marchers gathered in a Columbus park.
A lot of the t-shirts were very cool, but I think that the Teamsters had, hands down, the coolest.
The marchers funneling out of the park onto Nationwide Boulevard for the half-mile march to the Columbus Convention Center.
The marchers filling several blocks of Nationwide Boulevard.
I am sure that I will have more photos to post in the next few days.