November 19th: Occupy the Super Committee Rally & Voices of the Revolution Concert!
SATURDAY NOV 19TH
WESTLAKE CENTER MAIN STAGE
12PM till 6PM
12:00PM TILL 1:00PM: JOBS NOT CUTS RALLY
See Below for More Details!
1:00PM TILL 2:00PM: SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS
2:00PM TILL 3:30PM: FLOWMOTION
Funk, Indie, Rock
3:30PM TILL 4:30PM: OPEN MIC
[Bring us your songs, poems, rants, stories, and voices. Speak out about your experiences]
4:30PM TILL 5:30PM: CRACKER FACTORY
Occupy the Super Committee!
National Week of Action to tell Congress
WE NEED JOBS NOT CUTS
Join us at Westlake at noon to fight against the historic attacks against education, Medicare, Medicaid and all other social services coming from the “Super Committee”. The unelected, bi-partisan Super Committee is tasked with bringing a proposal for over $1.5 trillion in cuts to the programs we fought for decades to win. We didn’t create this crisis, and we won’t pay for it!
At a time of record unemployment and poverty, the politicians in Washington D.C. are threatening historic cuts to the country’s social safety net. By November 23, a bipartisan Congressional “Super Committee” will decide the fate of trillions in funding for extremely popular federal programs that seniors, the sick, the poor, students, workers, middle-class people, women, and others depend on. Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, education funding, and other social services are being targeted.
The politicians say the government of the richest country in the world is broke. But for decades these same politicians have bailed out banks, slashed taxes for corporations and millionaires, and wasted trillions on wars for oil profits.
It was these policies that led to massive government debts. We did not create this crisis, but they want us to pay for it. They want to gut our programs to pay for an economic crisis Wall Street created.
These same politicians and their Wall Street masters are now calling for “shared sacrifice,” but they have already bled us dry. Wages have been held down for decades, benefits have been slashed, jobs have been sent overseas, and millions of homeowners have been ripped off. More Americans are living in poverty today than ever before. And they want us to pay for their crisis!
We cannot afford any of the proposed cuts to education and the social safety net. We need to build massive protests in the streets to make our voices heard. One of the two co-chairs of the Super Committee is Washington State Senator Patty Murray. By organizing major protests throughout this state, we have a rare opportunity to attract media attention and have an impact on this national debate.
Initial endorsers include Chris Hedges (Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter), Cindy Sheehan (leading antiwar activist), Matt Gonzalez (Former President San Francisco Board of Supervisors), Jill Stein (Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Green-Rainbow Party), Farheen Hakeem (National Co-chair of the Green Party of the United States), Gloria Mattera (Chair, Green Party of Brooklyn), Stephen Edwards (President, AFSCME Local 2858, Chicago, IL), Dan La Botz (teacher, writer, activist), Massachusetts Green-Rainbow Party, Socialist Alternative, Olympia Coalition for a Fair Budget, Parents Organizing for Welfare and Economic Rights