Dozens "Walk for Justice" in Springfield - Western Mass News - WGGB/WSHM

Dozens "Walk for Justice" in Springfield

Posted: Updated:
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

In collaboration with the 10/10/15 Local Organizing Committee, The Greater Springfield NAACP hosted a march from the Mason Square Green to City Hall on Saturday.

"It's important that we advocate for these issues because this is a town or a city, that has a lot of issues that are going on with our youth, that we can easily turn into a Ferguson, a Baltimore, or into one of those towns that can erupt into violence at any given time," said Adam Gomez from Springfield.

Organizers say they want to send a clear message: Our Lives, Our Votes, Our Jobs, and Our Schools Matter.

"The march will mobilize activists and advance a focused advocacy agenda that protects the right of every American to a fair criminal justice system, uncorrupted and unfettered access to the ballot box, sustainable jobs with a living wage, and equitable public education," organizers Farrah Smith and Rev. Talbert W. Swan said in a statement to Western Mass News.

The 10/10/15 Local Organizing Committee will join thousands at a march commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March on October 15 in Washington, D.C.

Copyright 2015 Western Mass News (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly
WSHM
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2018, WGGB/WSHM; Springfield, MA. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.