N17: Day of Action and Solidarity! Rally in Support of Education and Jobs for the 99%
Come defend against the attacks on public education coming from Olympia and Washington, DC. Join us in front of the Seattle Central Community College Atrium at 2pm for a rally this Thursday to discuss the education and budget cuts and how we can fight back! Followed by a march to Montlake @3:30! This is part of a national day of action in support of the 99%.
From the FB Event: SCCC General Assembly and March: In the Face of Crisis Declare our Power https://www.facebook.com/events/#!/events/246182635435503/
At Seattle Central Community College students and occupiers will be holding a campus general assembly with students, workers, and faculty on campus. We want to learn from and help inform your ideas, goals and aspirations. We want to hear from the campus population – you’ll get the first chances to speak. We’ll end with a rally and speak out about the crisis of economy and education, how people are affected on campus and everywhere.
4pm – We’ll then be marching from Seattle Central to the University District to join students from all over the city for a city-wide rally.
Seattle Central, schools, and education the world over is under attack because of major economic crisis. It’s long past time that education not be a something for profit to be bought and sold but a basic human right.
We’ve been told our whole lives to leave it up to politicians. That we should just sit by and let them run the show. No more. They run a system that is making this crisis worse and worse while our futures, our lives, the lives of young people and the poor of the 99% are driven into the ground. Education should be free, and the world should belong to the people.
When students move millions follow.
Rise with us.
-Occupy Seattle club at Seattle Central Community College
From the FB Event: Our Bridges Need Work. So Do We. https://www.facebook.com/events/#!/events/313871968640071/
On November 17, people from across the area will converge at the functionally obsolete Montlake Bridge to demand our political leaders build bridges to good jobs — not make more cuts. This is part of a national day of action for jobs that’s happening in dozens of cities across the country.
We have a jobs’ crisis here in Washington. But instead of doing their part to get the economy moving again, Congress and the State Legislature are making more cuts.
We need jobs, not cuts:
* 45 bridges in King County are “structurally deficient.” 349 more are “functionally obsolete.”
* $6 billion of repairs are needed in Washington’s public schools.
* More than 800,000 people in our state don’t have access to affordable health care.
* We could create up to 30,000 new construction jobs in Washington with a general obligation bond next April.
Join us on November 17th at the Montlake Bridge. Meet at 3:30 pm for food and refreshments before a 4:00 pm rally and a 4:30 pm march.
Meet at the grassy area just west of the intersection of Montlake & Pacific: http://g.co/maps/vvt95.
This is an independently organized event by Working Washington.