Author Archives: Sarai Johnson and Taryn Finley

  • Gayle Williams

    Gayle Williams left her Fort Washington, Md., home early to get on the Metro and head to the "Jobs and Justice Rally." Williams had not planned to go to the march when it was originally scheduled in August, but said she was motivated by "issues in the job system" to join the ...

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  • Reuven Hodge

    Reuven Hodge had planned to attend the March for Justice and Jobs in August before an earthquake and Hurricane Irene made other plans for the East Coast. Hodge, a Marylander "by way of the Virgin Islands," said he was motivated to come to the rally because, "It's very ...

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  • Loren and Alton Darden

    A family reunion kept Loren and Alton Darden from coming up from Birmingham, Ala., in August for the March for Jobs and Justice. They made the trek this time because, Loren Darden said, they felt "a sense of meaning to be involved." Alton Darden said they hoped that Congress, business ...

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  • Millicent Onwuche

    Millicent Onwuche of Baltimore had planned to come the March for Jobs and Justice in August and was back for Round 2. Even though she lives in Baltimore, one of the issues on her mind was voting representation for the residents of Washington, D.C. She said she hoped that Congress, the Obama ...

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  • Ngozi Nmez

    Ngozi Nmezi is on a mission. "We work for DC Statehood. It's important that we raise awareness of the issue of the fact that this is very unconstitutional," said the Nigerian native who works for city. She said Hurricane Irene may have postponed the March for Justice and Jobs in ...

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  • Nick McCoy

    Washingtonian Nick McCoy said he was prepared to come to the March for Jobs and Justice in August and remained motivated because of "poor people issues in colored neighborhoods, (being) part of a profound history that is connected to Martin Luther King. It's about harnessing the things ...

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  • Bryan Pegues

    Bryan Pegues came from Youngstown, Ohio to the March for Jobs and Justice because "It's definitely a good event to be up here." Pegues had made plans to come to the march in August before it was postponed by Hurricane Irene. "Yes, I did. People were coming from different ...

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