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I am a human rights organizer and early childhood teacher. I've fought for worker and other economic human rights, quality child care, educational access for low-income children and for economic justice in some of North America's poorest communities.

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Diaries published: 18 (1940 days since last diary on Sun Jan 10, 2010 at 01:40 PM PST)

Comments posted: 352 (1939 days since last comment on Sun Jan 10, 2010 at 10:36 PM PST)

Diary frequency: seldom

Comment frequency: often

Total Recommends: 363

Total Comment Ratings: 1717

Most Recommended Diary: The Poor Declare "Human Rights Zone" in Baltimore, 13 comments, 35 recommends

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tomkertes's Most Recent Diaries:

The economic crisis is caused by poverty wages. How can workers pay for basics, like housing, food and health care, when we're paid poverty wages? If we can't afford to pay for the ...
by tomkertes
Comment Count 27 comments on Fri Mar 13, 2009 at 11:43 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
On October 25, 2008 the low-wage workers who clean Camden Yards and who work at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor marched together from the stadium to the heart of the city’s tourist district ...
by tomkertes
Comment Count 13 comments on Thu Mar 12, 2009 at 01:58 PM PDT with 35 Recommends
Since announcing the Human Rights Zone on October 25, 2008 the United Workers has conducted a survey of 147 workers on working ...
by tomkertes
Comment Count 10 comments on Wed Mar 11, 2009 at 08:54 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
Rev. Brown, a faith ally of the United Workers, was told by police on March 6, 2009 that they would not ...
by tomkertes
Comment Count 17 comments on Tue Mar 10, 2009 at 06:26 PM PDT with 17 Recommends

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