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Soccer game promotes economic justice

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HOLYOKE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

Hundreds came to Holyoke to show their support for organizations working for economic justice in the Pioneer Valley. 

The Pioneer Valley Workers Center's held their second annual Justice Cup Sunday morning. The game raises money to help protect workers' rights.Besides the game, Beets and Barley served food as well.

"Just a variety of really great teams and organizations that want to come together and support each other. Normally we're out on the picket lines together and this is just a way for us to play and enjoy each other," said Rose Bookbinder, Coordinator of Pioneer Valley Workers Center.

Organizers say Holyoke was chosen as the site because of the ongoing community efforts to reinvigorate the city. 

They say the teachers and communities' struggle to strengthen public education and to give the city's youth a fighting chance represents the kind of change the Pioneer Valley Workers Center and Western Mass. Jobs with Justice supports.

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