1:00 pm at Bank Of America HQ
The Square, Trade St & Tryon St
Join together to demand the following
• Moratorium on home foreclosures and evictions.
• Freeze all job layoffs and extend unemployment benefits.
• Freeze all utility cutoffs & roll back gas, food and utility prices
• Protect workers’ pensions and savings—hands off Social Security.
• Debt cancellation for working and poor people & students—no repossessions or wage garnishing.
• Moratorium on budget cuts in all social programs like health care, education, mass transit, youth programs, seniors programs, veterans programs and others.
• Support the Public Workers & UE Local 150—respect, fair wages, workers rights
Initiated by NC Bail Out The People Movement; Rayvonne Motley, Vice President, UE Local 150; Action Center For Justice; Raleigh F.I.S.T. (Fight Imperialism, Stand Together), Students For A Democratic Society-Chapel Hill, Students For A Democratic Society-UNCC
Download flyers to post & pass out.
SIGN THE ONLINE PETITION demanding the government BAIL OUT THE PEOPLE, NOT WALL STREET!
For info, to endorse, volunteer & get involved contact Action Center For Justice at 704.492.5226 or firstname.lastname@example.org. www.charlotteaction.blogspot.com.
A CALL TO ACTION
BAIL OUT THE PEOPLE--NOT THE BANKERS
Nationally Coordinated, Local Mass Actions
*Organize marches and demonstrations in front of banks, especially JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and Citibank, or at your local Federal Reserve bank. Organize a teach-in or a public hearing on the Wall Street crisis, etc.
These are some of the growing list of demands that activists will be raising at events during the Days of Action:
--Emergency moratorium on home foreclosures and evictions
--No budget cuts in education, healthcare and all social services
--No layoffs, extend unemployment benefits
--No utility shut-offs
--Debt relief for students, poor and working people
--Protect public and private pensions
--Jobs at a living wage
We are outraged Congress has approved a $700 billion
bailout of the banks.
At a time of massive home foreclosures, job layoffs, rising food prices and cutbacks in social services--including education--how dare these politicians hand out billions of dollars to the filthy rich?
Students have seen their jobs and student loans disappear while we and our families scramble to make ends meet.
An Associated Press writer noted that the money could pay the average wages of 22 million people in the U.S. for a year, or pay off the outstanding student loan debt, which is currently at $550 billion, or cover universal healthcare for six years.
We know that NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT. These politicians who are in the pockets of big business, have only their interests in mind. It's up to us to fight for our rights and needs.
With that in mind, we are calling for Nationally Coordinated Local Days of Action on Friday through Monday from October 24-27.
We are asking for grassroots, community and youth organizations, trade unionists, anti-racist forces, the anti-war movement and everyone who's just mad as hell about the "bailout" to both endorse this call, and take ownership of it.
Plan actions during this period of time in your cities
across the country.
At a time of unprecedented economic crisis, we must mobilize and organize and fight back until the demand becomes reality. Bailout the People, not the Bankers!
Ad-hoc National Network to Stop Foreclosures and Evictions
Moratorium Now Coalition to Stop Foreclosures and Evictions
Women's Fightback Network
FIST (Fight Imperialism, Stand Together)
Troops Out Now Coalition