People’s Assembly forum on Lay-offs, Cuts in Education, Balancing Budgets on Backs of Workers and more…
Posted by raleighfist on May 17, 2009
Come out to a Raleigh People’s Assembly Sponsored. . .
State of Emergency Forum
Saturday, May 30th , 2009 ; 2:00p.m.
211 W. Martin St., Raleigh
(the NC Public Service Workers Union, UE 150 office downtown between Dawson & McDowell Sts. across from the park & city hall)
Concerned about Working People’s State of Emergency?
Budget Cuts? Lay-Offs & Furloughs? Governments balancing budgets on the backs of workers? Cuts to Education and School Programs? Recall rights for laid off workers? Increased healthcare costs? Increased tuition? Cuts in community programs?
. . . then, this forum and discussion is a must for you, your family, neighbors, co-workers, church members, civic club and organization members, union members and youth.
Raise your voice & make a difference! If not you, then who?
Call: Nathanette at 919-876-7187 or Olga at 919-269-7085 for more information or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Raleigh-Triangle People’s Assembly Builds
On August 9th 2008 more than 75 workers and community activists converged in Raleigh for a People’s Assembly initiated by community activists and the Black Workers for Justice. These assemblies have been adopted as part of the Historic Thousands on Jones
Street (HKonJ) movement that brought more than 5000 people to the streets in February 2007 and 2008 around a powerful 14 point Peoples Agenda. The People’s Assemblies are an effort by some HKonJ Coalition partners to connect and broaden participation by bringing life to the People’s Agenda locally around the state and throughout the year. A goal of the assemblies is to bring the day to day struggles that workers, the community and organizations are engaged in to elected officials and holding them accountable. We will use the assemblies to help hold those elected accountable to our needs as working people and secure progressive polices and legislation that alters the balance of power in our interests – the interests of oppressed, poor and working people.
The 14 Point People’s Agenda and the People’s Assemblies address a broad range of issues affecting the African American and immigrant communities and workers including: police brutality, education, healthcare, the war, the economic crisis, electoral reform, immigrants rights, racism, workers rights and collective bargaining rights for public sector workers.
We need organizers in Durham, Chapel Hill and any other city interested in helping to build People’s Assembly in your area.
We are now planning our 4th Raleigh People’s Assembly. If you or your organization is interested in participating in the planning, e-mail: FruitofLaborWCC@netscape.com or call 919-876-7187.