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A coast-to-coast tour of union activists and community allies aimed at connecting local struggles with the broader fight against corporate power.
Stephen Lech
Metropolis, Illinois
United States
4 Team Members

The Summer of Solidarity Tour is a 17-day, 13-city coast-to-coast tour of local union activists and community allies from across the country aimed at supporting local struggles and connecting them with the broader fight against corporate power.  The tour starts in Philadelphia, PA on August 17th and wraps up in Los Angeles on Labor Day—September 2nd.

Along the tour, tour members will facilitate workshops and educational activities; perform hip-hop and folk music shows and other cultural events; and take to the streets in creative and dynamic actions in support of local struggles.  Tour members include longtime Steelworker activists who’ve fought through tough strikes and lockouts against companies like Honeywell and Vale; local union leaders who are organizing new and innovative projects in their communities like the CLEAN Carwash Campaign in Los Angeles and Fight Back Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh; and community allies with backgrounds in education, journalism, and direct action.

The project is rank-and-file driven and it’s not being funded or organized by any national union or federation.

The Summer of Solidarity tour is an opportunity to build and strengthen connections between grassroots labor and economic justice organizers around the country.  It’s also a tool to amplify, support, and provide a brief burst of support for local struggles in communities across the country.

Preliminary Tour Schedule*

August 17—Philadelphia

August 18—Pittsburgh

August 19—Detroit/Windsor, ON

August 20-21—Chicago, Metropolis, IL

August 22—Milwaukee

August 23—Minneapolis

August 24—Fargo, ND

August 26—Missoula, MT

August 28—Portland, OR

August 30—San Francisco, CA

September 1-2—Los Angeles

*Dates subject to change based on needs of host organizations

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  • $25USD
    Grass Roots Supporter

    Since the Summer of Solidarity tour is 100% grass roots funded, you will become part of history in the making with your donation. You will be mentioned on our webpage as a Grass Roots Supporter.

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    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $100USD
    Tour Supporter

    With your donation of $100 or more, you'll receive a CD from Kill the Autocrat, autographed by artist Mike "O.B." O'Brien. You will also be mentioned on our webpage as a Tour Supporter.

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    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $500USD
    Core Tour Sponsor

    With your donation of $500 or more, you'll receive a CD from Kill the Autocrat, autographed by artist Mike "O.B." O'Brien plus a Summer of Solidarity T-shirt. You will also be mentioned on our webpage as a Core Tour Sponsor.

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    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $5,000USD
    Tour Host!!

    With a donation of $5,000 or more, we're coming to you!!! If the tour isn't stopping anywhere near you, we will coordinate a stop in your location!! *(Approximate dates for your location will be between September 3rd and September 5th. Unfortunately, we have to limit this offer to the lower 48 states, but hey, if you are in Hawaii or Alaska, contact a tour organizer and we'll see what can be coordinated.)

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