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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Re: FINAL-- Looks Good

On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 11:18 AM, <LawrLCL@aol.com> wrote:

LAWRENCE LUCAS, 856/ 910-2399
LESA DONNELLY, 530/ 365-3456
MICHAEL STOVALL, 256/ 690-1752
On Tuesday, October 4, 2011, a group of peaceful law abiding American citizens, consisting of present and former U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) employees, minority farmers and advocates, will gather to "Filibuster for Justice". The event will take place in front of USDA: "The Last Plantation", between 12th & 14th Streets SW, Jefferson Drive (on the mall side), and Washington DC. The kick-off will begin at 12:00 noon.
The daily demonstration is being conducted because the now Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, who was appointed by President Obama, has for more than two years refused to meet with the group to discuss their more than twenty-five "civil rights issues and concerns." The USDA Coalition of Minority Employees (The Coalition) and minority farmers are requesting Secretary Vilsack to immediately meet and properly address the decade long racism, sexism, sexual assaults, bullying, racial epithet (hangman's nooses, use of the "N" word, the justifying of a monkey doll award to Black employees), reprisals, intimidation, hostile work environment, and other widespread abuses against USDA employees and minority farmers.
The group will ask President Obama to promptly intervene and bring this long history of widespread discrimination to an end and not continue to "put a bandage on a cancer". We want USDA top officials held "accountable", and the USDA Office of Civil Rights....administration and process, put in "receivership."
The filibuster will also petition Congressional Oversight Committees and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, to exercise their fiduciary and other responsibilities to end abuses at USDA. President after president, congress after congress, republicans and democrats, have far too long silently observed USDA's behavior from a distance, at the pain and suffering of USDA employees and minority farmers. Despite requests made by Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa and The USDA Coalition of Minority Employees, the Senate Agriculture Committee has failed to hold full committee hearings.
"We will "Filibuster for Justice" daily and non-stop, in front of USDA, until this administration brings this plantation culture at USDA to an end," said Lawrence Lucas, President, of the USDA Coalition of Minority Employees.
"He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it".
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
This is not a political event....nor designed to target any political party or candidate