For Immediate Release
The People WILL Take Back the Economy and End U.S. Wars
WASHINGTON - October will mark ten years of U.S. war in Afghanistan – ten years of your taxes paying for war. Congress and the President, the same people who keep us at war, bailed out the banks and Wall Street now want to cut services and programs our communities need. They want to give tax cuts to the rich and balance federal and local budgets on the backs of the poor. We say no! UFPJ needs your support.
From Wisconsin to Wall Street people are mobilizing for economic justice. On May 12, thousands of people, from all walks of life, will make their demands loud and clear in New York City at Wall Street the heart of the financial world . Help UFPJ make this teach-in and protest a huge success.
May 4th: Organizing Meeting With City Wide Allies, Location: SEIU Local 32BJ 101 6th Avenue @ 6:30 pm. Please attend to get the latest information.
May 12: Meet Up, Teach In, Take Back Our City
4:00 pm Orientation at Assembly site: Peace groups will assemble at the Vietnam Memorial, 55 Water Street
* March to Wall Street * Teach Ins Begin * Closing Assembly
Volunteer to help. We need TEACHERS and ORGANIZERS! Follow this link to learn more!
UFPJ Says No to War! No to Greed!
With your help we WILL redirect spending from war to human needs. We WILL make the banks and the millionaires pay their fair share.
For more information call 212 868-5545.
Meet up, Teach-in and Fight Back!
Initiating groups: Alliance for Quality Education, ACT UP/NY, Alliance for Quality Education, Center for Children Initiatives, Center for Working Families, Citizen Action NY, Coalition for Educational,call Justice, Coalition for the Homeless, Code Pink NYC, Common Cause/NY, Communications Workers of America District 1, Communications Workers of America Local 1104, Communications, Workers of America Local 1180, Community Voices Heard, CUNY Mobilization Network, Emergency Coalition to Save Child Care, Good Old Lower East Side, Granny Peace Brigade, Grassroots Education Movement, Greater NYC for Change, Housing Works, Human Services Council, Hunger Action Network of NYS, Judson Memorial Church, Make the Road NY, National People’s Action, Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project, Neighborhood Family Services Coalition, Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Neighbors Together, New Deal for NY, New York Charter Parents, Association , New York City Parents Union, New York Communities for Change, NW Bronx Community Clergy Coalition, NY Jobs with Justice, NYers Against Budget Cuts, Organization for a Free Society, Peace Action NYS, Picture the Homeless, Professional Staff Congress, Queerocracy, Right to the City Alliance, SEIU Local 32BJ, SEIU 1199 United Healthcare Workers East, Strong, Economy for All Coalition, Teachers Unite, The New York City Coalition Against Hunger, Transport Workers Union Local 100, United Federation of Teachers, United For Peace and Justice, United, Students Against Sweatshops, Urban Youth Collaborative, VOCAL-NY, War Resisters League, Who Cares? I Do. Campaign, Working Families Party, YaYa Network
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