ICAN Members did it again! We had a successful 2012 MLK Action Day.

On Sunday, January 15 and Monday, January 16 ICAN members from different parts of the state came together to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday and to raise their voices for social justice in Idaho. The first day involved a training on How to talk to your Legislator and issue education on Medicaid, Payday Lending and an update on our immigration work.

On Monday morning, the group gathered at the Capitol Building for scheduled meetings with key legislators from the Health and Welfare and Business Committees. Later in the afternoon, ICAN members and supporters participated in an action against payday lenders at the EZ Money Payday Loans located on State St. To start the action, about 20 people occupied their office for a couple of minutes while chanting “Payday Lenders, Criminal Offenders”. After that, a group of around 50 individuals stood outside the building holding signs and making sure drivers and people passing by knew about the bad practices these loan sharks have.

For videos and photos of the action, please visit our Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/IdahoCAN

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