The RainbowPUSH Coalition was founded by Jesse Jackson, Sr. when he merged Operation PUSH (People United to Serve Humanity) and the National Rainbow Coalition.
In May 3-6, 1990 the NRC held a successful conference in Atlanta, attended by over 1,000.
In December 1993 Rev. Jesse Jackson and Local 1199 president Dennis Rivera spent a 5 day holiday in Havana Cuba. the two Rainbow Coalition leaders pledged their support for HR 2229, introduced into Congress by Rep. Charles Rangel, to end the blockade and normalize relations.
- Our Struggle/Nuestra Lucha. Vol. 8, No 2-3, summer 1990
- PW R'bow coalition leaders call for end to blockade, Jan. 8, 1994, page 15