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Activist groups pledge $5 million for jobs rallies

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When two dozen protesters showed up last month in front of the Raleigh office of the Employment Security Commission, it wasn’t a spontaneous protest for jobs and worker protection laws. It was one of a series of protests planned this year by a coalition of organizations, including Service Employees International Union and the Sierra Club.

The coalition has pledged $5 million to support similar rallies nationwide to pressure Congress and state legislatures to pass employee-friendly bills in the wake of the financial meltdown.

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