United Front Against Austerity
June 5, 2014
Civil rights fighter and UFAA friend Rev.
Edward Pinkney of Benton Harbor, MI has been charged with election law
violations and could face another 5 years as a political prisoner for
his valiant efforts to recall Benton Harbor mayor and corporate stooge James Hightower.
Pinkney is a true leader for working and poor people, embroiled in a
critical moment for the defense of American democracy.
Please visit http://bhbanco.org/ and contribute what you can to Rev. Pinkney's legal defense.
If the plight of rich tax evader Cliven Bundy is an Alamo moment for
right-wing reactionaries, then New Deal Democrats must go on the
offensive by rallying to the defense of Rev. Edward Pinkney and Benton
Get on Twitter and Facebook, call in to radio shows,
write letters to newspapers, call your representatives, and don't let
corporate welfare queens and their hired thugs back down the citizens of
We want jobs, not dictators!
And we demand our rights to freedom of speech, assembly and political representation!
"Benton Harbor reminds me of Mississippi in the late 1950's and early
1960's. I have never been one to rave about how much progress my
generation has made, but I had hoped to see an end to these horrors in
All citizens have the civil right to recall an
elected official or initiate a referendum by way of petition. This is
our only outlet." – Rev. Edward Pinkney, 4/20/14