November 9, 2011 in Endorsement
The list of endorsements of Occupy Denver continues to grow. Communication Workers of America Local 7777 has endorsed Occupy Denver as has Interfaith Worker Justice.
From the Interfaith Worker Alliance:
C/O Rev. Daniel Klawitter
140 Sheridan Blvd. Denver, CO 80226.
The Interfaith Worker Justice Committee of Colorado was formed in 2007 to provide a faithful witness to the struggles of working people in the State of Colorado. Whether it has been standing with union janitors trying to improve their working conditions in downtown Denver or helping to pass a Pay Day Lending law that caps the interest Pay Day stores in Colorado can charge their low-income customers, we have strived to be a religious voice in solidarity with those committed to a more just economic order.
It is this commitment that leads us to publicly support the right of the Occupy Denver protesters to express their dissatisfaction with “business as usual” in our country and our city. We condemn efforts to silence their voices and disrupt their community.
Occupy Denver protesters should be allowed to continue to peacefully exercise their right to democratically assemble together, engage in mutual dialog, and voice their concerns. And we call on all people of faith to lend humanitarian support in solidarity with Occupy Denver’s best aspirations.
As Kim Bobo, Executive Director of Interfaith Worker Justice in Chicago has stated: “People of faith may not all agree with or even understand everything the Wall Street protestors are saying. But these protests are a teachable moment. They are giving congregations an opportunity to talk together about how we can help families hurt by this economy.”
The Leadership Team of IWJ-Colorado.
Rev. Daniel Klawitter, chairperson and United Methodist Deacon.
Brother David Garner
Rabbi Joel Schwartzman
Rev. Mariah Hayden, Pastor, Warren United Methodist Church
Rev. Linda Gertenbach, United Methodist Deacon, retired
Rev. Anne Dunlap, Pastor, Comunidad Liberación/Liberation Community