Who is C.O.P.P.E.R.?

The Coalition for Organizational Protection of People and Equal Rights (C.O.P.P.E.R.) is a community-focused group of people and organizations from all across Memphis. C.O.P.P.E.R. was initially created as a support to workers locked out by Kellogg. However, while addressing the lockout, it was revealed that many Memphians are disenfranchised, lacking basic social and economic opportunities.

The coalition consists of a range of supporters including students working their way through college, unions representing employees working harder for less, organizations addressing poverty and providing for community revitalization, and faith providers offering spiritual nourishment and advocacy. C.O.P.P.E.R. is a gathering place for new ideas and shared efforts towards positive change. The coalition specifically supports those whose voices have been ignored-amplifying their attempts to make a positive change within their communities. C.O.P.P.E.R. is listening and working with most of the vulnerable members of out community.

We want you to be part of the discussion and a part of building the movement that amplifies the voices of marginalized communities across Memphis.

Commit to adding your voice, your ideas, your concerns, and your desires to the goal of making Memphis a better place for those whose daily plight is virtually invisible within the mainstream community.

To join C.O.P.P.E.R. today, click the learn more now button below and send us your contact information.

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What is C.O.P.P.E.R.?

After weeks of discussion and preparation, a community wide social justice organization comprised of a wide cross section of area and national organizations has been formally announced in Memphis. The community coalition known as The Coalition for the Organizational Protection of People and Equal Rights (COPPER) was formally launched at a meeting in January 2014 in Memphis. Bishop E. Lynn Brown a spokesperson for the organization said that the lockout of workers at the Memphis Kellogg cereal plant was the impetus for the formation of this new community organization which consists of labor, faith-based community leaders, civic and social organizations.

To learn more about C.O.P.P.E.R. click about us below.

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What does apprenticeship offer you? Join us to learn how you can be a part of the future workforce. Building trades across Memphis are looking for qualified candidates to train for various positions. Applications will be accepted at the fair. Please join us on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. IBEW HALL 1870 Madison Ave. Memphis. Please click on the link below to view the flyer.

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Copper Speaks

Dear Supporters,
The August - December 2015, Fourth Edition of Copper Speaks, Memphis, Tennessee.

The Millennial Vote
By Rhonnie Brewer
Social & Cultural Chair, Memphis Urban League Young Professionals

Across the nation voters in the “Millennial” generation, those between 18 and 34 years of age, have increased by more than 4 million per year since 2008. Millennial voters accounted for more than 33% of the vote during the last presidential election, giving President Obama a clear advantage over his opposition. So, why aren’t these numbers reflected in our local Memphis elections? According to research gained in a recent focus group, the answer is that their issues are not being addressed by local candidates.

The Millennial generation is very progressive. Focused on the future, their concerns differ from those of Gen X, Y, and Baby Boomers. In fact, while on the surface they may seem similar, let’s explore some of the subtle differences.

To learn more please read the August - December 2015, Fourth Edition of Copper Speaks Newspaper. Click the Current Issue link below.

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Copper Speaks newspaper will be distributed city wide. For all advertisement prices and extra fees feel free to contact us. To place an Advertisement or make a donation contact: COPPER at the address, email and or phone number on the contact page.In Unity,Kevin Bradshaw

To view past issues of the Copper Speaks Newspaper please click on the Past Issues link below.

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Team M

Team-M is mobilizing Americans across the country to support the employees locked out by the Kellogg Company at BCTGM Local 252-G in Memphis, Tenn.

Team-M is a symbol of what is happening to millions of Americans across our great nation. It’s called Corporate Greed, the betterment of the 1 percent. Corporate Greed’s mission is to break up Unions so the greedy few at the top can suck the profits out of companies made by the hard working employees.

These greedy CEO’s not only want unimaginable salaries, bonuses, and golden parachutes, they want to take away your benefits, cut your wages, and lower the standard of living for working class America.

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The Copper Coalition
PO Box 301228
Memphis TN 38130

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