Week of Action: 1/29-2/4
The Super Bowl is coming to Minneapolis in a couple of weeks. Millions of OUR taxpayer dollars are being poured into this 10 day long elite party around the Superbowl in which corporations will benefit and working class people of color will continue to experience over-policing, wage theft and regressive immigration policy.
Join us for actions on Jan. 29, Feb. 2 & 3 (see below)
Make a donation to support the actions
Pre Press Coverage:
- “10 Days to Shake the Super Bowl,” Podcast with Dave Zirin
- “Protests Planned for Super Bowl,” Filiberto Nolasco, WorkDay Minnesota, January 29, 2018.
- “Twin Cities Unions and Community Groups Shine Super Bowl Spotlight on Corporate Exploitation,” Debbie Prokopf, Labor Notes, January 26, 2018.
- “The Super Bowl is Taking Over Minneapolis and Residents are Mad as Hell,” Sarah Lahm, In These Times, January 26, 2018.
Monday, January 29, from 6 pm to 8:30 pm, at Hamm Plaza 1 Ecolab Place, St. Paul, we are kicking off a week of actions. This is the first major public event of the Super Bowl week – join us for a march & rally to demand that the NFL billionaires listen to our voices & to kick off a powerful week of resistance!
Friday, February 2, from 4:30 pm to 6 pm, at The Home Depot, 1520 New Brighton Blvd, Minneapolis, we are calling on the Home Depot, as a major corporation that benefits from low-wage and immigrant workers and customers, to make a public commitment to:
- Adopt a Responsible Contractor Policy for the cleaning of The Home -Depot’s stores in the Twin Cities,
- Support the renewal of DACA,
- Support a comprehensive immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship for the thousands of undocumented workers and taxpayers in our country,
- Oppose additional funds going to ICE enforcement, detention centers, or border walls,
- Cut any current contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Border Patrol.
Saturday, February 3 from 7 am to 9 am at the Hilton, 1001 Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, we are calling on The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee and Chamber of Commerce to:
- Create a $500K bond to be administered by the Minneapolis Departments of Civil Rights to cover any unpaid wages for workers who work supporting the Super Bowl and whose employers commit wage theft and are unresponsive.
- Publicly and privately support a $15 minimum wage in St. Paul with no tip penalty or carve-outs and a robust enforcement budget and mechanism to ensure that workers receive the $15 minimum wage they’re fighting for.
- Publicly and privately support policy to create a long-term robust enforcement budget and mechanism in Minneapolis to ensure workers receive the wages and rights they fought for and won!
Your solidarity and presence will show the Super Bowl Host Committee and powerful corporations what the people want. You can also contribute to our efforts by making a donation.